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Music course? - January 2nd 2010, 06:12 PM

Since I was little, all I've wanted to do is be in a rock band. I look up to people like Hayley Williams (Paramore), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Gerard Way (MCR), and all I want to do is be like them. There's a music course at college that I am desperate to take, but there are two things that are stopping me:
- My parents think it's pointless
- I don't want to tell my current band mates that I don't really want to be in a band with them in this course
Any advice on persuading my parents/telling my friends that think we should be in seperate bands?
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Re: Music course? - January 2nd 2010, 06:23 PM

What kinda music course is it? If you're still taking plenty of academic classes then you should have a chance of talking your parents round. I dunno about the US but studying music in the UK (I'm presuming you're US might be wrong!) is actually considered an 'academic' subject by universities as its really quite hard.

The band thing is tough.. its hard to let your friends down. You could always let them know you're gonna be playing in another band and keep both of them going for a bit? Then if the other one doesn't work out it'd be fine... and if your friends decide to replace you at least it wasn't too confrontational.
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Re: Music course? - January 4th 2010, 01:02 AM


Try compromising with your parents. They might agree to letting you take the course if you take one they approve of as well, if you wait a little while before taking the course, etc. Try reasoning with them and see where that gets you. Something else to think about is contacting the head of the course or the music department at the school the course is offered at. Your parents may be more convinced if they have more information on the course, or if they speak with another adult (sometimes parents are more likely to listen to other adults than kids).

As for your band mates, I think honesty is the best way to go. You won't be able to hide this from them forever and I think if they find out you hid this, they'll just be more hurt / upset. So - talk to them, tell them you want to try this course but you feel you need to try it on your own.

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