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Well my aunt is celebrating her 50th in about half an hour, and me, my sister and my cousins learned some songs that we are gonna play for her, to acompany the powerpoint presentation my dad made for her. And im dreading it.
I have played for my grandmas 70th, my grandpas 70th, my great-grandmothers 95th, and i have hated it every single time. While playing in front of a full venue is the most fun thing i have done, and i still love to do it, playing for relatives sux.
Especially since they all come from a music background, and i am the only one without any formal music education.
So pit, share your stories about playing in front of relatives.
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#3
i probably have to do it tonight
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#4
Your dad made a powerpoint presentation for your aunt's birthday? That seems a little..... businesslike to me
#5
i play metal, and all of their eardrums would rupture.
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I cannot stand it, I play a Necrophagist riff and my Uncle is like "What the hell is this crap, lets get some real stuff going on, throw in the yellow submarine!"

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#10
I once did an acoustic version of a certain Cannibal Corpse song for my mother... didn't quite go down too well
#12
Start with Here Comes The Sun, but then footswitch it to I Cum Blood. I guarantee they will never ask you to play again.
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My mum came to one of my gigs once and halfway through a song I saw her giving me the thumbs up and it completely threw me off. I lost all sense of rythm and tripped over my words so catastrophically that I had to restart the song.
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#15
i don't mind it. i play viking/death metal in front of my blues-loving father and i couldn't care less
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#16
I hate playing infront of relatives, don't mind sitting practising in the same room but as soon as they ask me to play something... throws me off big time. Same with gigging, I haven't done any yet but my parents keeping going on about how they'll come and see me which again is very off putting.
#17
I am the kind of guy that goes crazy onstage so when my family comes to my gig it's like...uncomfortable...
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#18
I get red faced and embarrassed, but my dad is usually on drums if i play in my house, so its alright.
#20
i cant stand playing for them!! for them im taller everytime i see them and jimi hendrix would be my student!! ajajja
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i cant stand playing for them!! for them im taller everytime i see them and jimi hendrix would be my student!! ajajja

what?
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Your dad made a powerpoint presentation for your aunt's birthday? That seems a little..... businesslike to me


It contains pics from her life with all of her big moments and everything. Its not like he put in graphs and flowcharts. Its actually pretty nice.
And the songs are already chosen, we are playing the ones that she likes. And i doubt that Lamb Of God would go down very well with a room full of midle-aged people.
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#23
I quite like it. I play for my old man quite alot and he loves it because I play The Beatles and he was never allowed to listen to them as a kid because they were Scousers
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#24
Yes, I totallys hates playings in front of relatives




Seriously though, I hate it because I don't listen to or play much stuff that they like, so I always feel awkward playing in front of them.
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#26
Ill play stuff like tenacious d but make it death metal...

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#27
I played 'Sunny' for my grandfather's 70th, and while everyone loved it, I made SO many mistakes, I truly hated it. Plus mum was filming and they were all kinda... 'perched' waiting for me to start, I felt way too pressured and as a result, sucked.
#28
I had to play some stuff for Christmas. Since it was stuff I dont like it was uncomfortable and I hated it. But I did make $75 in tips since I come from a huge family who knew I didnt get anything for Christmas. After I was done playing christmas stuff a few of my cousins and an uncle came and had me play good music and I made another $50 so it turned out to not be that bad.
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I cannot stand it, I play a Necrophagist riff and my Uncle is like "What the hell is this crap, lets get some real stuff going on, throw in the yellow submarine!"

Haha.

Good for your uncle... you should listen to him sometime.
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Same with gigging, I haven't done any yet but my parents keeping going on about how they'll come and see me which again is very off putting.





I had the same issue.

I just told my mom you needed to be a college student to enter the venue.
#34
I'd much rather play to a crowd of thousands than to a crowd of the same amount with family members in it or to just family members. I hate having to play for my family.
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#35
Yes,

just like wesselbindt says, it's alot harder because you know you're going to get responses and this could be the only time they hear you play.

Besides, my family hates anything remotely guitar-based so they wouldn't be interested.
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what?

I think he means that, even if he played Mary Had A Little lamb out of tune, they'd tell him he was awesome, when he'd rather have actual criticism.
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...to acompany the powerpoint presentation my dad made for her.

Do you guys live in an office complex or something? And if I was good I wouldn't mind.
#38
If i'm doing it formally, yes. My granny always makes me play to her which I can put up with, but I had to play at my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, and I hated it.
#39
im ok with it being planned and all but last summer at my family reunion i was playing guitar and my uncle was like play something blah blah blah

eventually everyone was like please play us something and it was so sudden i dont know what to do and i sucked really badly

and then after about a minute my cousin (who was drunk out of his mind) was like what the **** thats it?

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#40
I don't mind. I played Lagrima, a classical guitar piece on my grandfather's funeral. It was nice, and they liked it.
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