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Starting metal bands with unconventional instruments

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by dreamseed, May 30, 2012.

  1. dreamseed

    dreamseed New Metal Member

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    So, for awhile I've been planning on starting a blackened folk metal band. I really want to incorporate banjo as a major element in the music. If you doubt my ability to do this, take a listen to the song Myr by Taake, it has a kickass banjo solo in it.

    But does anybody have experience with playing metal music with unconventional instruments? What approaches do you take to make it blend well? Is it difficult getting other musicians on board, especially the ones who are set in their traditional metal ways?

    Any feedback would be cool, even if it's just about metal banjo...this is the first thread I'm posting on this forum, haven't had luck on any others.
     
  2. Givememetalorgivemedeath

    Givememetalorgivemedeath New Metal Member

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    I think Mastodon uses a banjo in one of their songs.
     
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    Maudlin of the Well makes banjo work with doom metal in the song Stones of October's Sobbing.
     
  4. AllShallFall

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    At the beginning of "Divinations". Great song :headbang:
     
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    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    What do you think of a flute in metal songs? Just wonderin
     
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    Just write good music. use your ears. if something sounds missing, experiment until you find what works for you. It's your music, write it for you. If you think a flute will sound good in your songs, use it. Same goes for any instrument. Just don't use unconventional instruments just for the sake of using them. That's just my take on things.
     
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    Cool. i was thinkin of incorporating a flute Opeth-style
     

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