The other day my beautiful wife was searching through the net when she came across this musical networking site. This site is called Indaba Music. They state that it is basically a on-line studio that anyone can upload their songs and let other musicians join in to play on it, that’s pretty awesome!
I can see real potential for musicians using this type of exchange/forum. Especially when they are looking for that elusive missing bridge or maybe an end to a chorus you just can’t finish. The opportunity for the real distinctive exchange of ideas for songs and their individual sections are endless! Remember that old saying, like minded people tend to gravitate towards each other. Really!
The networking aspect is great. Indaba stresses to Be Yourself, which has that nice warm, fuzzy feel to it. Like the atmosphere in your favorite coffee shop. The site seems to be set up for the average musician but, there is room for those diamonds in the rough to be found. You never know who you might find on here.
It must be nice to be a musician now a days because of the internet. I distinctly remember having to listen to a drummer over the phone, YES OVER THE PHONE, to determine if it was worth my while driving a fair distance to jam with the guy, to see if he would cut it being in a band with me. In today’s faster evolving musical world, specifically with advent of the internet, no phone is require for band auditions!
The best aspect of this site is the on site forum. You can learn a lot about looking at forums. Upon quickly skimming it, I found that the techies are hard at work. They seem to be answering almost all questions and it seems very active!
While searching through it, I found this psychedelic, Pink Floydish tune called Vibrate, check it out. There is also a list of those who helped out on it and you can contact them if you wish to invite them into your study on a certain song you have in your profile. On this one, there is a female vocalist who helps bring out a beautiful aspect to the song, that was missing in the beginning.
All though I haven’t signed up yet, I think it might be worth the gamble. I might even find someone on the site who is looking for that certain style or sound, that they might require to fill out a song. That’s where the fun of it is, for me that is!
Has anyone out there tried a site similar to this one? Better yet, is someone out there currently using this service and can shed some light on it for me/us?
Keep on Jammin’