This Article is About
pots and pans
good neighbors
cruel and unusual punishment
mutual respect
garage door
The Art Of Noise?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Can you imagine being wakened by an abrupt shriek? Or maybe during your family's dinner hour, you hear what sounds like a commutor train's skreeching brakes, along with never ending bumps and thumps and giant pots and pans, being thrown to the floor repeatedly! What you've experienced is the title of our discussion- The art of noise.

Not to worry, your neighborhood is not singled out for this cruel and unusual punishment.....There are beginner to intermediate garage bands out there and everywhere! Well, what do you do when this happens? Do you keep quiet and endure, or do you call the police?.....I guess you could go down there and smash up the bands equipment. That would certainly make the neighbors happy but you'd get a chance to break in those new cot's in the local police departments jail cell, along with an expensive band equipment tab.

Can you compromise some? As a band, you could try to reason among yourselves, saying that you have a right to play as loud as you want but is that really being neighborly? Granted, If you play during the day, you'd really have to be performing at seriously high levels in order to tic' off the neighbors. Have you given thought to night workers or infants that take naps during the day?

You might consider closing the garage door, this will decrease the sound substantially. Or if you are playing in the house, try closing the doors, maybe even the windows.....This may be uncomfortable for you guy's but it is an effort that wont' usually go unnoticed. You may even see this as quite a stretch but it may even be a good idea to let some of your neighbors know you're gonna' be practicing, prior to your playing, this way they may even make some adjustments in their plans for a few hours.

Work to keep mutual respect. We need our neighbors and they need us as well, that is all the more reason to make a good effort to preserve mutual respect. Yes, these day's it pays to have good neighbors, especially when they can avert some troubles like in the event of a fire, burglary or anything at all. I believe the saying that a little respect goes a long way.

Our garage may be our music stage but timing, consideration and most of all, volume play a big part in the peacefulness of our neighborhood. An amplifier and speakers can make or break I would say, in the case of an inexperienced band, why not learn how to make music a pleasant experience, not only for yourselves but your listeners too. Loud music can move and motivate as well but focus on the content and quality of your music.

For guitars and bass, you can obviously adjust volume and really, the more experienced the drummer becomes, the more control he has with volume also. This is strange but have you ever heard the statement, "you get more attentioin with lower volumes"? I was told that the listeners have to pay more attention because the band could not be

Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
A Ladder for Many Uses
I took my grandson to the pediatrician the other day and each of the examining rooms had a different theme. We were guided into the fire truck room where the examining bed, (which looked like a fire truck), had steps to get up on it. My grandson was so excited…
By: Denise Kearns in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Apr 29, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas - Have A Kitchen Party!
There's nothing better than to start off married life with a new set of kitchenware. This would include of course the pots and pans, utensils and towels etc. In fact, there are so many kitchen related gifts that the possibilities are endless. With a little coordination, there shouldn't be any…
By: joyce donovan in  Relationships  >  Wedding   May 20, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Self-contained Houses And Cottages
       Self-contained houses are quickly becoming a popular trend for vacationing families and holiday makers. A self-contained house is quite simply a specially set up rental house or cottage that you stay at rather than going to a hotel or motel.  The houses are usually completely furnished with everything…
By: Marie Menere in  Travel and Leisure  >  Vacation Rentals   Sep 25, 2011  
  Likes: 0

What Is An Internet Marketing Business?
Great question! It's such a large subject, but I will really try to narrow it down and give you my historical views from my perspective. Since the mid-1990's, internet was just beginning to get really popular. I even remember in my younger days going to the college next to where…
By: Eric15 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Oct 18, 2013  
  Likes: 2

Choosing Cookware
Most people know that the quality of their food can make a difference in their health. But how many know that the quality of cookware is also important and can impact their health? It definitely can make a difference and I'm going to briefly explain why. The main reason has…
By: Patty Allread in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 20, 2012  
  Likes: 5

How to Clean Cutlery Properly
The cost for cutlery can range from low cost to costing more than your pots and pans. If you plan on replacing your set every few years or so, then how you care for them is not very important. If you are going to invest in a decent set, then…
By: Carole Andrews in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 08, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Why You Should Buy Copper Bottom Cookware Sets
Most Copper Bottom cookware sets are manufactured from stainless steel, tin or aluminum with a copper core as the food should not come in contact with the copper which tends to give the food a metallic taste. A good set of pots and pans would consist of three pots of…
By: Brianp68 in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Oct 24, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Wheeled Duffle Bag - Survival Readiness
Imagine that you and your family are at home eating a nice dinner together. During the meal, the power goes out as everything begins to violently shake. Pots and pans clatter in the kitchen, furniture buckles and crashes to the floor, and windows shatter as it seems like your world…
By: Nate Killpack in  Self Improvement  >  Leadership   Mar 01, 2013  
  Likes: 1

Kitchen Tools - What's Necessary?
All cooks need kitchen tools and equipment with their choices varying greatly. The size of the kitchen, type of cooking and the cost, all need consideration as well as the person's preferences. Even with different preferences, there are some tools that are a kitchen necessity. A functioning kitchen needs more…
By: Nancy Aymond in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 29, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Personalize You Kitchen With Kitchen Graphics
Decorating can be a fun and sometimes challenging task.  You want to make sure that you create a space that you enjoy spending time in.  One of the most frequented rooms in a home is the kitchen, so you should make sure that the decorations in your kitchen are pleasant to look…
By: Terri, RDH in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Oct 17, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How to Professionally Wrap And Pack Your Kitchen Utensils In Los Angeles
A properly packed box can make the difference between arriving at a new place with your dishware intact or arriving with a box full of shards and pieces. Anyone can properly pack a box, though it’s an art form usually reserved for professional movers. This article is intended to turn…
By: Acclaimed Movers in  Business  >  Small Business   Oct 01, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Get to Know Your Neighbors
Did some new people move in next door? Who are they? What are they into? If you do not know your neighbors, you should get to know them. One reason why you should get acquainted is because you need to know whether they are people to spend time with or…
By: Hollie E. Townsend in  Health and Fitness   Apr 05, 2013  
  Likes: 1

Information About Different Modern Marching Bands
For hundreds of years, marching bands have been in existence and in the UK they were usually connected to the military. Drummers, buglers or pipers lead the troop into battles. Signals were given for retreating, etc. using these instruments. Indeed, even during WWII, platoons of fighting troops were led off…
By: Judy Crystal in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Jun 05, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Different Types Of Musical Bands And Instruments Used for Each Category
Music is produced by singers and harmonized musical instruments. It is an artistic form of auditory communication prepared by a music band for a wide array of audience. When group of two or more music experts perform instrumental or vocal music, it is basically known as a music band. This…
By: Judy Crystal in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   Jun 05, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Dance Studios In Houston Teach You Etiquette Of Dance
Dance studios in Houston offer classes at very affordable rates. You can learn from various styles within your budget. These days, life is very boring. Everyone is busy with the 9-5 jobs and the only time we have for friends is on the weekends. After a hectic week at work…
By: Brenda Amy in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music Industry   May 31, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2199    Report this Article