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03-18-2006, 11:19 PM
ive been playing guitar for about 5 years and have joined/started a band. we are playing at the school talent show and have picked out breaking benjamin so cold. it is a common song at our school and everyone knows it. anyone have some good advise for our first gig. we can play through the whole song and it sounds pretty good i think

03-18-2006, 11:30 PM
practice the song until you are sick of it..

if you mess up in a part of the song start it over from the beginning until you have it down. try adding you're own solo to it too.. don't just copy the song completely

03-18-2006, 11:30 PM
good song! my band played that a while ago. really sounds good if you can do all the stuff Breaking Benjamin does.

but remember, people go to see talent shows, to see a show. not necessarily just to listen to your music. So crank it for the solo and make sure you walk out to centerfront of the stage and play to the crowd.

try to keep good time during the chorus, it tends to speed up through the syncopation. just watch out for that

do you have 2 guitar players?

03-18-2006, 11:35 PM
yes we have 2 guitar players. one singer / guitar player. one bass. drummer

thanks for the replies

03-19-2006, 12:02 AM
dude... BANDLEADING FORUM lol...

how hard is that?