I need advice on starting a music career please?

I need advice on starting a music career please? Topic: How to write a rock guitar song
July 17, 2019 / By Vortigern
Question: It's been my dream to write and/or play (rock) music for a living. I came close to getting a band together, but one guy dropped out and I lost touch with him and the other moved away. I am decent on guitar, and if possible would like to train myself as a vocalist, if anyone has advice there. I write lyrics that are great, in my own opinion. Can anyone give me advice on how to start a band while I have no resources or connections, or possibly pitch lyrics to other already successful bands? (I'm 16, a sophomore in high school) thank you to anyone who can help me
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Royce Royce | 4 days ago
Dude. I'm 31 and have been in and out of bands since I was 16. Over the last 15 years I have tried to form at least 10-12 different bands, (most don't get out of the garage, because it's hard to find every piece of the puzzle, which frustrates some of the other members, so they end up leaving). I have tried out for several bands and have either been shot down cuz I didn't fit in, or I didn't like the band. Every time I think I find a good band, someone leaves because THEY didn't like the band, OR we kick them out because they weren't good enough or didn't fit in, musically speaking. Point being... it's hard to find a band that will stick together, that will have the same ideas about how the music should sound, how serious the band should be. It's easy to find 1 or 2 guys, but to find the last member is difficult. Over the last 2 or 3 years I have been playing with my friends. We have several songs, wrote and recorded a demo and have played a few shows. I'm fine with this now. We finally jammed the other day after like 3 months. The drummer just had a second kid. Family, work and friends become more of a priority and the band suffers. It's VERY hard to form a band... It's harder to keep the band together, focused and on task. It's easy to write music. I used craigslist and have checked out ads at my local music stores bulletin board. It's beneficial to have a good teacher. He/She will know other students in your same skill level and can help introduce you to other musicians. From there, you simply need to start networking with them to meet other musicians. Go to local teen shows and meet the bands...etc.
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Moriarty Moriarty
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Keenan Keenan
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