#1
I have a classical "gig" saturday and i´m famous for ****ing up
I normally sweat alot up there and begin to think about different stuff thus ****ing up a note or something which causes me to panick and it throws me off for the rest of the Menuet.(No idea how you write that in english)
Anybody got ideas how to stay focus and calm up there?
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#2
Enjoy yourself. If you're having a good time, you won't mess up. If you're not, you will.
#7
Get oranges.


Make sure they are concentrate.
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#8
Take a deep breath, follow it slowly down to your stomach, then repeat. Also try to distance yourself from your surroundings. Be aware of your bandmates and what your playing but think of the audience as one faceless mass as aposed to individual people.


If all else fails find a blank space on an oposite wall and focus on that.
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#9
just stare at your fingerboard, whenever I have played live, I always stare at the fretboard if I'm nervous, it really makes everything better, it's as if there were noone around me. sure people will bitch " wth u had ur head down the whole time " but imo it's better to not **** up and ruin a song than having stage presence.
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Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.
#12
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#13
dont think of the hard parts you will eventually play, just focus on the section you are playing right then. if after you've played the song and it feels like it was shorter than normal, then you were probably too nervous (which is bad)
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#14
think of how much you've practiced and how many times you've nailed the piece you're playing and forget about what "might happen"
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#15
I used to worry about messing up at shows..Because of this worry, I did mess up. However, nothing bad came of my messing up, nobody in the audience really cares. And even if they do, they're not going to think about your mistake for more than a few seconds. I realized this and now shows are amazingly fun.
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#16
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Get oranges.


Make sure they are concentrate.

No such thing, orange juice can be concentrated, not fruit itself.
#17
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#19
Quote by Momentosis
Get oranges.


Make sure they are concentrate.


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#20
How has no one else suggested the obvious alternative?


Ahem.


fap.
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#21
One thing that's always helped me when I have to perform is to know that all the people in the audience wished that they were the ones on stage.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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#22
I dont even know the crowd is there when Im playing a show.
I jump around and get into it, but I do that all the time.

yea I talk to the crowd and be friendly and stuff, but while im playing a song I mean.
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#23
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How has no one else suggested the obvious alternative?


Ahem.


fap.
On stage.
#24
Picture everybody in your audience naked.

It makes you think that they're more embarrassed than you already are.
#25
Quote by herby190
On stage.

This man has the idea.


Whip it out, son! get it goin'.
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#26
Quote by joshua122593
Picture everybody in your audience naked.


then fap on them
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I think the male ones have dicks, Im not sure though.

Quote by tgregory2010
ah screw you lol

Last edited by Intricacy13 at Oct 1, 2009,
#27
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Circle headbang

this but do it classically
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#28
****ing smash what you are playing in to the face of the person closest to you and jump windmilling into the crowd.

People will concentrate.

Or amphetamine, whatever
Last edited by boffen at Oct 1, 2009,
#29
Look.

The only way to true concentration is to read my deciliters. If you read my writings and studies you may grasp the concept of true concentration. I recommend this highly. Another way would be to stare at a person in the audience. Think about them for the rest of the night. Then every time you preform you will see this person and return to your concentrated state of mind. But I warn you, you may fall in love...
#30
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One thing that's always helped me when I have to perform is to know that all the people in the audience wished that they were the ones on stage.


This
#31
drink abit of alcohol beforehand, it helps you relax.
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#32
he means to suggest a yager bomb
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I think the male ones have dicks, Im not sure though.

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ah screw you lol

#34
Quote by macaroni
drink abit of alcohol beforehand, it helps you relax.

this a few beers before a gig kills all the nerves know that from friends last night xD.
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#35
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I think the male ones have dicks, Im not sure though.

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ah screw you lol

#37
To play guitar better, I usually think of boobs.

This is true and it actually works. Not joking. Try it once at home if you want.
#38
Quote by Th6r6a6sH
How has no one else suggested the obvious alternative?


Ahem.


fap.


Rape works just as well.
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