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I am trying to find others near me to play in a metal band, but I don't have any other ideas for finding them. I'm 16 so it's super hard to find band members at about the same age. I've tried craigslist but nobody responded, tried to get friends to start learning instruments, and checking other forums. So far nothing has worked.

Any ideas of what I can do to move foreward? Better ways of finding people?

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Go to shows and talk to people, record some of your own stuff and put it up online so potential collaborators can hear what you have to offer, join some metal-related FB groups and see if anyone is in your area. And keep practicing so your chops are up if you get a chance to jam with someone.

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Are there open mics in your area? What instrument do you play anyway. Regardless of the answer I would recommend learning to play 12 bar blues even if you have no interest in the sound of it. It’s fundamental and you can play with people at that point and even metal issues from the blues. If you don’t already, start playing sabbath against recordings (advice I should follow myself). 

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