#1
So tomorrow Im going to be in the school talent show playing Dead Bury Their Dead by Arch Enemy. Its my first time performing infront of people and I need advise. Thanks
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#2
just act like youre on crack and conversate with the crowd.
and dont confuse crack with meth.
good luck!
#3
Just relaaaax.. and play!

ENJOY IT!
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#4
Quote by Travis39
So tomorrow Im going to be in the school talent show playing Dead Bury Their Dead by Arch Enemy. Its my first time performing infront of people and I need advise. Thanks



you might get ostricized by your non metal fellow students..feel neglected and alone then kill your fellow students with handguns. beware.
#6
Dont give a **** about what people think of you. **** them. its for you. Do you like music? headbang the **** out of your face?
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#7
You're gonna get nervous. Fact. I felt okay the whole time right before going on stage but once I got up there... and the sound system was screwed up... and the monitors weren't working... and I couldn't hear my bandmates, I got pretty nervous. It was okay, though.
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#9
If your on a stage under lights, you can't really see the crowd anyway, it just looks black. So that can help.
#11
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take comfort in this:

no matter how ****ty you do, it's not even going to be remotely as terrible as my first gig was

I would like to hear this story
#12
Quote by Schism1985
take comfort in this:

no matter how ****ty you do, it's not even going to be remotely as terrible as my first gig was


I expected a story to follow with this. I was disappointed.
Any spelling or grammatical errors written above are because of my inferior brain to yours. Good job, you won life.
#13
It should be pretty easy, its not like Im in a competition. Theirs a band playing Paranoid, and Orange Crush, so aslong as I blow them out of the water it should be good :P.
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#14
I guarantee something will go wrong, no gig is perfect. Just don't let the audience know and have a good time. If you focus on the music you'll have more fun, look more natural, and sound better.
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#15
play naked, so then the next time you play you can comfortably play with clothes on and youll never be nervous again
#16
Take a few breaths before and collect yourself, you know get your head right, have confidence, and just let it flow. Don't think about anything too much, its not like many people will know that song so if you improv a little it won't matter.
#17
Just have a good time doing it, people won't care if you f-ck up, I had to do a song in front of my history class last year and it was the most basic/ridiculous sh-t ever and I messed up several times to to half-assing/having fun and people still enjoyed it.
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#18
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take comfort in this:

no matter how ****ty you do, it's not even going to be remotely as terrible as my first gig was

Did you die?
#19
Quote by Travis39
It should be pretty easy, its not like Im in a competition. Theirs a band playing Paranoid, and Orange Crush, so aslong as I blow them out of the water it should be good :P.

Dude, they're playing Sabbath AND R.E.M.? And you're playing Arch Enemy?

They're going to eat you alive.
#20
Quote by crazy8rgood
Dude, they're playing Sabbath AND R.E.M.? And you're playing Arch Enemy?

They're going to eat you alive.


People at my school dont judge by the song but how good the player is, and Im finishing off with an improvised shredding solo so I should steal the fans
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#21
Quote by DegaMeth
you might get ostricized by your non metal fellow students..feel neglected and alone then kill your fellow students with handguns. beware.


I thought that was a good thing.
#22
I had my first gig 3 weeks ago in front of 300 people. Went great. It's this simple: Most of the guys out there want to be you when you're in the stage. You look at them, and think "I'm on the stage. I didn't make them come, they came on their own". And have fun. Don't be afraid, because most of them won't even notice screw ups at all. And don't get nervous if you screw up. Just keep playing.

Like already said: Just enjoy yourself and play guitar.
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#23
Quote by urik
I had my first gig 3 weeks ago in front of 300 people. Went great. It's this simple: Most of the guys out there want to be you when you're in the stage. You look at them, and think "I'm on the stage. I didn't make them come, they came on their own". And have fun. Don't be afraid, because most of them won't even notice screw ups at all. And don't get nervous if you screw up. Just keep playing.


Haha, thanks. At my audition I screwed up cause I was nervous and skipped a whole verse. My biggest problem at this point is that Im sick, and might not even be able to go.
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Mesa Triple Rectifier Half Stack
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#24
My first time playing was in my school talent show sophomore year. I had my bass for all of 2 months. We played Map of the Problematique by Muse.
The mic didn't work. Our vocalists just kinda chilled on stage while we rocked it.

I got tons of compliments and poon for that.
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#25
Ooh nice song choice. Anyway, after about a minute you'll get really comfortable and you won't even think about the crowd being there. Happened to me when I played a Satch song at my Christmas concert (first performance for me as well).
#26
ever think about performing that song, "how to use it" by the searchbars, there was a thread just like this two days ago, with at least 50 posts, go find it and read that
#27
Quote by fender3708
ever think about performing that song, "how to use it" by the searchbars, there was a thread just like this two days ago, with at least 50 posts, go find it and read that

Well obviously their have been post like this before, but I want input toward me not some other guy.
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Mesa Triple Rectifier Half Stack
Jackson USA King V 2
1988 American Made Strat
Epiphone Les Paul Custom w/Bigsby
Line 6 Spider III 75 Watt
#28
Quote by Travis39
Well obviously their have been post like this before, but I want input toward me not some other guy.



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The end of the world

#30
Just don't break a string right off the start... That's what I did during my very first audition last week... But some how we still got the gig LOL oh and if your gonna get nervous load yourself on anti-perspirant so you look good for the groupies
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#31
My first show was last sunday. My guitar cut out and the drummer missed a lot of cues, but I had the most amazing time making music with my friends.
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#32
Quote by urik
I had my first gig 3 weeks ago in front of 300 people. Went great. It's this simple: Most of the guys out there want to be you when you're in the stage. You look at them, and think "I'm on the stage. I didn't make them come, they came on their own". And have fun. Don't be afraid, because most of them won't even notice screw ups at all. And don't get nervous if you screw up. Just keep playing.

Like already said: Just enjoy yourself and play guitar.



#33
So, today I played and did 20 pushups right before going on stage to get my blood pumping and it really helped. I made a few mistakes and all but in the end I got the loudest applause and a standing ovation. They didnt have a First or Second place but everyone I talked to said I did the best job. Thanks for the advise
P.S. Nobody seemed to care about the whole Thrash/Death Metal thing and a few teachers who played guitar even told me I did really good.
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Mesa Triple Rectifier Half Stack
Jackson USA King V 2
1988 American Made Strat
Epiphone Les Paul Custom w/Bigsby
Line 6 Spider III 75 Watt
#34
maybe someone should make a "The Only (First) Gig Advice Thread"
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