I landed in a great band via CL. My overall experience has been very positive.You mean, you're in a band with mature, talented musicians who share responsibly? You are indeed very, very lucky. In fact, this may be the one and only time this ever happens, from Craigslist!
I tried them in a couple of bands but, once I started playing with people who could sing together, the difference was day and night and the harmonizers sounded like crap.There's another option. Harmonizer pedals. My former longtime band leader used the harmonizer pedal and it actually worked well.
Here's what we're working on:I really depends on the material you play.
If you're doing covers, and those covers have backing vocals, than I think it's a must. If it's original material, then it's kind of up to the band if they want to add layers or not.
I’m not very au fair with the Stones songs but without going to listen to each of the other songs in depth they strike me as having more of the “gang vocal” elements, i.e members striding forward to shout “God Save The Queen”, “London’s Calling”, “Jimmy Jimmy” etc. All pretty easy in theory, in practice I’ve found that even extrovert performers in bands can be shy about their voice in the context of a song, no problem playing their instrument and bantering with the audience but there’s something about singing that in my experience can really put some people off.Here's what we're working on:
Rolling Stones x 5 (Gimme Shelter, Satisfaction, Jumpin jack flash, Start me up, paint it black)
The rover – led zep
God save the queen – sex pistols
Turning Japanese – vapors
London Calling – clash
Jimmy jimmy – undertones
In the city – jam
Psycho killer – talking heads
Indeed. I was in one band where the sole reason for my mic's existence was for me to shout "sweat" once a night.I’m not very au fair with the Stones songs but without going to listen to each of the other songs in depth they strike me as having more of the “gang vocal” elements,