#1
so i got an invitation to talk about a vacant position in a big local band. Im really excited but at the same time Im also feeling very nervous and kinda intimidated by them because they are like 5 years older and far more experienced than I am....and they are working on an album >_> i responded to their email and hopefully i get a chance to audition but im REALLY nervous and feeling kinda intimidated
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Dude... they contacted you. If anything you should be feeling excited.

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#3
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#4
I don't know much about it from a music standpoint but being around people that are better than you is about the best motivation you can get to improve yourself in my opinion. Being intimidated isn't really needed...If you're not quite as good as them, just think of them as your unnofficial teachers? Goodluck btw
#5
It's okay, you'll do fine. Just keep your cool and don't freak out
Good luck, man!
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#8
Don't be intimidated. I got an old acquaintance. He's in a band with a bunch of older guys. But he's very talented. TS, if these guys came to you, they must think you're very talented.

So, go and audition! Have a hell of an audition! I say you'll do great, man.
#9
Leave a good first impression.
Else you're screwed.
Oh and don't be a dick. Just go and enjoy yourself.
#10
Good luck, man! Just play it cool, and play your best. Don't try and show off, unless everything you are going to show off you are sure you have a firm grip on.
#11
Just picture the band naked.....and that they have much, much smaller penises that you do. If that doesn't do that trick, **** the lead singer's girlfriend and/or mom.
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#12
If you act like a timid pussy they aren't gonna let you be in the band... so def cut that out.
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#13
My first band consisted of three guys in their thirties that my mom worked with and probably banged abroad.

How's that for intimidating?
#14
Been there, that exact same position. Don't be afraid, you're gonna learn...lots. But nervousness will bring you down, it did for me...
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I don't know much about it from a music standpoint but being around people that are better than you is about the best motivation you can get to improve yourself in my opinion. Being intimidated isn't really needed...If you're not quite as good as them, just think of them as your unnofficial teachers? Goodluck btw

i totally agree, when im playing a sport with guys who suck i feel like im pulled down to their level and i start to play awful. same thing with music, you play with guys who are good you won't slack off and screw around or you wont be making easy to play pop songs. play with guys who suck you will slack a ton and sound like shit come showtime because you didn't try hard enough. but thats just how i feel about it.
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Just picture the band naked.....and that they have much, much smaller penises that you do. If that doesn't do that trick, **** the lead singer's girlfriend and/or mom.


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#18
Dude, this is your way into the big time. I would kill to have that opportunity. Lately I've all but given up on finding a serious band.

Just be confident. It's easier said than done, but just act sure of yourself and do your best.
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Show them that you don't need them and you're better.
Quit right now and put out a solo album


lmfao i burst out laughing man

do this
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Show them that you don't need them and you're better.
Quit right now and put out a solo album


Then ask them to be in your band
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Then ask them to be in your band


better yet, change their style of music to something completely opposite
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better yet, change their style of music to something completely opposite


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#23
Don't turn down an opportunity like that. Second last show i played, one band had just released their second album, the other just went into recording for their second album, they are all in their early/mid twenties, i think some of them are almost 30, all my band is 16 except my drummer who is 14, our next show is with a bunch of middle aged guys in a death metal band, it makes you look SOOOO much better when you play with guys older than you, get's you alot of rep, it's working with my band... and it can (and has) led to connections that can be VERY beneficial in the future. Take every show you can get, unless you are losing money, but even then it can be worth it, my band is going to show we'll probably just make the money we invested into it back, but there will be 300 new people that will have seen us live, were travelling to a completely different area for it too.
#24
Even if you botch the audition tell them you're willing to learn and practice and give 110%. I know for one I would much rather have dedicated people rather than talented undedicated people.
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Dude... they contacted you. If anything you should be feeling excited.

^This. Unless you contacted them first. Then all you can do is your damnedest.

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