#1
Evening pit.

Tomorrow, my HS is having a music competition. I'm doing two songs, One instrumental - the solo from Sweet Child O' Mine, and the other as part of a band - I won't name it though as you'll all laugh hysterically before declaring me a homosexual.

Let's just say Jack Black and lots of school children. *shudder*

Anyway, thing is, although I've played 2000 people before with no nerves whatsover, that was just a song consisting of powerchords. Tomorrow, they'll be about 500 people who I'll have to play three solos to. One of the members of the audience is this girl I like

I know the solos well but dammit pit I get so nervous. There was a soundcheck today and even though there was only about five people in the hall, I kept making mistakes because I couldn't focus because people were watching me.

Tomorrow I have to play in front of 100x that amount of people.

What the hell does pit do to stop themselves from shitting themselves on stage?
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#3
Oh, so you're going to be that kid?


Well good luck.


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#5



homo.
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To sacrifice these children
You must not do it anymore
#7
Tell them all you're Jack Black. It can't get any worse from there, and so your music will seem good in comparison.
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#10
I don't.

It's a good thing that you're nervous - It means you care about the crowd and how the music works for them, and it means you're going to get an adrenaline rush when things get going. That rush is going to push everything back at the first cheer you hear, and you'll be the fucking king of the world on that stage. You'll go beyond what you would've done without it.

The Beatles had stage fright. Sinatra had stage fright. Steven Tyler has stage fright. Everyone has stage fright, from the busker down the street to the guys packing stadiums. Don't worry about it, just keep your anxiety from getting to you right before the show - Walk around, talk to yourself, whatever works.
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#11
Sometimes less equipment shipping is better.
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I've played 2000 people before with no nerves whatsover




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#16
Forgot to mention, don't worry about hitting every note - As long as it isn't something horridly off like hitting an Ab when you meant to hit a G or playing out of time, or something else big, they won't care.
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#18
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Forgot to mention, don't worry about hitting every note - As long as it isn't something horridly off like hitting an Ab when you meant to hit a G or playing out of time, or something else big, they won't care.

This is great advice. 90% of the people there won't know the difference anyway.
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#19
I drink a ton of redbull. Then I don't care. And then my songs go like ten times faster. I've also threatened to loop noise if I encounter any hostility.
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#20
Fright
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#21
You played 2000 people? What models would you recommend? I play a lot of punk rock and blues, and am looking for a warm, heavy sound.
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#22
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You played 2000 people? What models would you recommend? I play a lot of punk rock and blues, and am looking for a warm, heavy sound.


I used to live in Wales, (small country bordering England) every year there's this national festival thing, my school asked me to do the Welsh national anthem in chords accompanying a choir, that's how I came about playing 2000 people.

I played my Ibanez SA260fml through a Line6 Spider IV that had a microphone in front of it so I was pretty much hooked up to the speakers on the stage.

I like the same, so for punk I like high gain and treb, mids at about 5o'c and bass around 4o'c, presence up. For Blues, I tone it down a bit, by lowering the treble a bit, lower the gain a pinch, increase the mids.

The Punk setting will give you a screaming, heavy sound, and toning it down to the blues settings would make it warmer
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#23
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I used to live in Wales, (small country bordering England)




this man right here is a pure genius.
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#24
I thought the thread title was a pun and this was going to be a funny video of a play with a train or something. I am severely disappoint.
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#25
This thread is much more amusing than I expected
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#26
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I used to live in Wales, (small country bordering England) every year there's this national festival thing, my school asked me to do the Welsh national anthem in chords accompanying a choir, that's how I came about playing 2000 people.

I played my Ibanez SA260fml through a Line6 Spider IV that had a microphone in front of it so I was pretty much hooked up to the speakers on the stage.

I like the same, so for punk I like high gain and treb, mids at about 5o'c and bass around 4o'c, presence up. For Blues, I tone it down a bit, by lowering the treble a bit, lower the gain a pinch, increase the mids.

The Punk setting will give you a screaming, heavy sound, and toning it down to the blues settings would make it warmer



#27
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You played 2000 people? What models would you recommend? I play a lot of punk rock and blues, and am looking for a warm, heavy sound.

I'd go with this model, to be honest -

Do you feel warm within your cage?

And have you figured out yet -


Life goes by?
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