Joining a "virtual" band

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    dayzd
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    I just read this article

    http://makingmusicmag.com/virtual-band/

    about how some musicians now collaborate online which seems really really cool.

    Taylor writes complete lyrics and e-mails them to Lyons. Lyons composes the melody and chord progressions and records a simple rough draft. She and Taylor usually do a little back and forth to refine the lyrics and melody, before sending the draft to Blackwell. Lyons also sends Blackwell her rough vocal files and instrumental files.

    Blackwell then produces the song. He plays and records most of the instruments, though occasionally Lyons will play an instrumental track or they’ll bring in a guest musician. As Blackwell produces, he sends drafts to Lyons and Taylor for comments and suggestions. This production back and forth usually takes several weeks. When Blackwell is finished playing, arranging, and producing all of the music, Lyons records her final vocal. Blackwell then does a final mix with that vocal and they do some more back and forth, as they all listen and make suggestions to refine the mix.

    They use this forum to collaborate: http://forums.taxi.com/

    Has anyone here joined a virtual band like this?! I write a lot of songs that never get finished and maybe if I had other people to work on them with they would

    #25156
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    larsguitar
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    I think some of them even jam live from different locations simultaneously now.

    #25917
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    trentvon
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    I have actually seen some concerts live of this sort It’s quite fun to watch.

    #27031
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    britanica
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    I have heard of people doing this over skype and on youtube. People from around the world coming together to make music. I love it. I wish I was talented. I would love to make music with someone half way around the world!

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    Has anyone here joined a virtual band like this?! I write a lot of songs that never get finished and maybe if I had other people to work on them with they would

    I haven’t, but that’s pretty interesting. I have a problem finishing songs, particularly lyrics.

    #28475
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    What a really cool concept, I never knew anything like this existed.

    #28509
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    quintusvw
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    I first came across this concept on youtube a couple of years back. A drummer from South Africa doing a song with a singer/musician from USA. Before that I never though about it.

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