M_G
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2009
50 IQ
#1
Hello everyone,

After a long time searching for other musicians to jam with (hopefully leading to a band) I finally hit gold last week when I replied to an ad online.

All week long I have been looking forward to it (it's tomorrow), however today the nerves have REALLY got to me, I feel a bit sick when I think about it. The main issue is that the two people I am meeting, a bassist and a drummer, already know each other. We have exchanged texts and they seem like decent people.

We will be meeting at a rehearsal studio, I have never been to a proper rehearsal studio!

I am usually a confident and outgoing person, I just think it's the fact that it's been so long since I last played with others.

Can you guys give me any advice? Perhaps you have your own stories that'll calm me down a bit...

Appreciate it
There's riddles in the shadows
They're thrown the way that i'd expect
And people never seem to know
What they least suspect is coming next
player o slayer
Tab Contributor
Join date: Nov 2006
132 IQ
#2
I mean after all your doing it to have fun right? Just have fun with it and dont worry so much. If theres chemistry you guys will continue to jam and become good friends, if not, keep lookin'! haha.
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M_G
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Join date: Jan 2009
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#5
Thank you slayer, the having fun part is what I want most! I think I just have to keep telling myself before hand 'have fun' and perhaps it'll sink in.

@avilan, I'm in London, no tacos here lol
There's riddles in the shadows
They're thrown the way that i'd expect
And people never seem to know
What they least suspect is coming next
M_G
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2009
50 IQ
#6
Quote by PSimonR
Be yourself. Just play some standard stuff and let them join in. Smile a lot. Don't piss about too much. Don't drink or do drugs beforehand. KEEP CALM and carry on.


As much as I hate that phrase it's entirely relevant lol.

I think the hardest part will be the beginning and trying to figure them out.
There's riddles in the shadows
They're thrown the way that i'd expect
And people never seem to know
What they least suspect is coming next
player o slayer
Tab Contributor
Join date: Nov 2006
132 IQ
#7
it also helps to maybe establish what material your going to be playing beforehand
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badfish_lewis
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Join date: Jan 2012
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#9
Don't worry about it being at a rehearsal studio, had some of my best times at those places, def don't let it intimidate you.
M_G
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2009
50 IQ
#10
Thank you so much guys for the words, genuinely helped


As for arranging what we are playing, we are just jamming, the bassist wanted a funk based guitarist and that is exactly what I am so i'll start with that and take it from there.
There's riddles in the shadows
They're thrown the way that i'd expect
And people never seem to know
What they least suspect is coming next