How to Start an Emo Band in Middle School



How to Start an Emo Band in Middle School

Steps

  1. Know emo.You can't start an emo band unless you know emo music. First of all, the following bands are emo: Rites of Spring, Embrace, The Hated, Sunny Day Real Estate, Dashboard Confessional, My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Jimmy Eat World, I Hate Myself, Saetia, American Football, Texas is the Reason, Matchbook Romance, Silverstein, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Hawthorne Heights, Thursday etc.
  2. Learn to play an instrument.This goes without saying. You can play guitar, bass, drums or sing, whichever one you are good at.
  3. Find friends who are interested.Make sure they want to be in an emo band. It wouldn't be too good if they all showed up for practice and wanted to play hardcore punk now would it? Also try to get friends at the same musical level as each other, for it will help you develop as a band.
  4. Think up an interesting name.Try to make sure your whole band agrees on it. The name should be 2-4 words long. A good name will have your listeners thinking (e.g. The Academy Is... "What is the academy?"; Jimmy Eat World "What in god's name could that mean?") Also donotuse an emo band name generator. Those are made by people who only wish they had enough talent to start a band.
  5. Practice!This really can't be stressed enough. Find a garage or something and practice,practice,practice!
  6. Write some songs together.It helps to write the songs together, collaboration never hurts. Your songs should be emotional and should derive from styles like post-hardcore, indie, alternative or even pop punk or hardcore.
  7. Tell your other friends about your band.Most people will want to hear you.
  8. Create social media accounts for your band.They will help you get noticed more widely. Back in the day Myspace was a good bet but now be prepared with Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.
  9. Have fun with it!

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How can I find people to join my band?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Start with people you know who play an instrument that could be in the band then put up flyers and sign-up sheets to audition for your band. Set up a meeting point and discuss where to do the gigs.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What if I can't find any inspiration to write a song?
    Jelke de Jong
    Community Answer
    Just keep on trying, my personal trick is to look up some writing prompts online and just free write from there until I come up with something.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What if my parents don't let me have social media that records 2 minutes? I only have Musically, but it only records like 40 seconds, so I can't record a full song. I'm not allowed to post on YouTube.
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can record yourself in a different app like voice memos, and then upload it to SoundCloud.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My friends and I have been having SO much trouble with our band name. We have one, "Horrible Idea", is that good?
    Death_sentenced
    Community Answer
    That's actually a really good band name. It makes people want to listen and think about it.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Is "STDemonseed" a good emo band name?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It's a little intense for an emo band, it sounds more like metal. But if you like it, that's all that matters.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • My only friend helping me make a band is an emo, so how can I get people for our band? Also, I am unable to find anyone in the area to teach me guitar lessons? Can anyone give ideas for a band name?
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  • This is a very simple article and doesn't go very deep. Make sure to check other wikiHows on the subject.
  • Don't cut yourself ever. This isn't emo, it's a stereotype. If you do cut yourself you should seek professional help.
  • Many emo purists will restrict emo to only bands like Rites of Spring, Moss Icon and Embrace. They might also say all emo must be obscure and can't have fans with a hair fringe or something. Don't listen to them. Emo was reinvented in the 1990s for an alternative/pop punk/indie style.
  • Try to get signed be a local label. Make sure they don't make many changes to your band.
  • Don't call yourself emo. You'll be called a poser (which isdefinitelynot good for your band).
  • Having an inspiration is fine, but don’t copy the bands you like. Try to be unique!





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