What was the name of your very first rock band?
Location of first band (city):
Location of first band (state or province):
AL AK AZ AR CA CO CN DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY AB BC NF NS NT ON PQ SK YK
Location of first band (country, if other than U.S., Canada):
What type of community did your band first practice/play in?
Suburban Central city Small
What year was your first band started?
How long was your band together?
1-6 mos. 7-12 mos. 1-2
years 3-4 years 5 years or more
What was the main instrument you played in your first band?
Guitar Bass Drums Keyboard Sax Vocalist
Were their any other main instrument you played? (not listed above):
Instruments others played in your first band:
Guitar Drums Bass Keyboard Sax
Other instruments in your first band (not listed above):
Describe the vocals in your first band:
One lead singer Backup
How many male band members did your band have?
How many female members did your band have?
What did you use for your main practice space?
Basement Garage Attic Living
Other practice space?
How often did your first band rehearse?
once a month once a
week once every two weeks more than once a week
Who paid for the instrument you played in your first band?
How supportive were your parents or other adults toward your first
very not very hostile
How did you primarily learn the instrument and music you played in
your first band?
listening to records lessons
with teacher instructional books/videos made up my
How much did you learn to play rock music by watching musicians in
other live bands?
a lot some never
List up to 4 cover songs that your band played often (include the original
artist if known):
Did your first band perform original music?
What percentage of your band's material was composed by band members?
100% 75% 50% 25% 1
or 2 songs
How were originals created in your first band?
by one person prior
to rehearsal by whole band in rehearsal both
If your band played one particular rock style, (ie, punk, pop, etc.)
what was it?
If your first rock band played for others, please describe a typical
school church hall bar/nite
club youth center battle of the bands coffee house house
If your band made and distributed recordings, what format were the
majority of them in?
cassette 45 LP CD MP3 no
What was the primary way you distributed your recordings?
at gigs word of
mouth mail order/zine internet local record stores
FINAL SECTION (almost done!)
How many bands have you played in after your first rock band?
one two three four five
Choose a characteristic that best represents what you sought in playing
in your first rock band:
camaraderie stardom respect
of peers income recreation creative expression
For statistical purposes, please give your family's economic level
at the time of your first band:
lower class working
class middle class upper class
Please give your year of birth:
Please give your race/ethnicity:
Caucasian African-American Hispanic Asian Native
American Pacific Islander
If you would be willing to answer a few follow-up questions, please
give your name and e-mail:
Do you have any comments or questions about this survey?