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#1
Ok guys here's the situation: my school talent show is coming up in a few weeks. I'm playing four different songs for four different groups. Does anyone have tips for how to wow the crowd or just playing in front of people in general? Thanks in advance for any help.
#2
Whip your dick out. I don't know if it'll actually 'wow' them, but they'll definitely remember your performance.

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
#3
Don't just stand in one spot looking at the fretboard, be energetic. And don't pick a song to show off your technical ability, most people are bored with that. Play a song everybody loves. My suggestion is and always will be instrumental versions of famous movie and TV theme songs. If you play the Star Wars theme and do it well, you will win.
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#4
rock out with your cock out

flawless, you dont even have to play anything really
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#7
Please don't try to look cool and do stupid jumping in the air kicks. It makes people look stupid. Trying to look cool on stage usually makes people look stupid and forced.
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#9
play Killing in the Name, but don't censor the lyrics.
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#10
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Please don't try to look cool and do stupid jumping in the air kicks. It makes people look stupid. Trying to look cool on stage usually makes people look stupid and forced.


motivational, really(!)

have fun up there, it's honestly in the eye of the beholder. in other words, do it for yourself. listen to the man that won last year's talent show
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motivational, really(!)

have fun up there, it's honestly in the eye of the beholder. in other words, do it for yourself. listen to the man that won last year's talent show

Some people think corpse paint is cool. Some people think spikes are cool. And some people think jumping around and forcefully looking like a guy who can't control himself is cool. But they're all wrong.

Except At the Drive-In. They usually did look pretty cool. But they were on massive amounts of drugs, damn it. The probably couldn't control themselves.

Look at Robert Fripp. Now that guy looks cool on stage. It's like he's saying, "I don't need you people. I don't care."
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#13
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Please don't try to look cool and do stupid jumping in the air kicks. It makes people look stupid. Trying to look cool on stage usually makes people look stupid and forced.

On the other hand, people who just stand there staring at the fretboard are rarely entertaining.
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#14
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On the other hand, people who just stand there staring at the fretboard are rarely entertaining.



I don't see why people think that. Miles Davis never jumped around looking like a fool.

Dancing around is fine. But people who try to look unrestrained get on my nerves.
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#15
Have fun. Pick a well-known, energetic song, and rock out to it. My school's talent show was last night, and I performed Short Skirt Long Jacket with a few songs. It went over extremely well
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#16
Watch everything that David Lee Roth did with Van Halen. Copy that. DLR was one of the greatest entertainer ever!
#17
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I don't see why people think that. Miles Davis never jumped around looking like a fool.

He probably didn't stand perfectly still either. And when you play live, you're also a visual entertainer, so just playing music isn't enough.
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Some people think corpse paint is cool. Some people think spikes are cool. And some people think jumping around and forcefully looking like a guy who can't control himself is cool. But they're all wrong.

Except At the Drive-In. They usually did look pretty cool. But they were on massive amounts of drugs, damn it. The probably couldn't control themselves.

Look at Robert Fripp. Now that guy looks cool on stage. It's like he's saying, "I don't need you people. I don't care."


the coolest people aren't posers, and they aren't thinking of other people's views when it comes to their music and appearance. even if they don't actually look cool, they're fucking cool. you're supposed to be objective in music, not subjective.
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#19
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He probably didn't stand perfectly still either. And when you play live, you're also a visual entertainer, so just playing music isn't enough.

I didn't say stand there perfectly still. I said don't try to look retarded.

Though Miles actually didn't try to impress people with the way he looked on stage. He didn't like that Louis Armstrong tried to impress white people by doing so.
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the coolest people aren't posers, and they aren't thinking of other people's views when it comes to their music and appearance. even if they don't actually look cool, they're fucking cool. you're supposed to be objective in music, not subjective.

What?

The difference is in James Brown and Slipknot.
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#20
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What?

The difference is in James Brown and Slipknot.


I think Slipknot are really inspiring people. They're a family, and they don't give a shit about what haters think, evidently. You could hate on how Marilyn Manson looks too, but he's also really inspiring.
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I think Slipknot are really inspiring people. They're a family, and they don't give a shit about what haters think, evidently. You could hate on how Marilyn Manson looks too, but he's also really inspiring.

It's all starting to make sense.
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Watch everything that David Lee Roth did with Van Halen. Copy that. DLR was one of the greatest entertainer ever!



This
#24
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It's all starting to make sense.


not sure if serious
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#25
Im wondering, what if youre playing acoustic? I guess acoustic shows are destined to be boring, because you cant jump around and everything with an acoustic...
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Im wondering, what if youre playing acoustic? I guess acoustic shows are destined to be boring, because you cant jump around and everything with an acoustic...

I think that if you smash it in the end then you might be okay.
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Im wondering, what if youre playing acoustic? I guess acoustic shows are destined to be boring, because you cant jump around and everything with an acoustic...


reality begs to differ, i do it all the time
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#28
People who do it with acoustic guitars look even more like dorks than people who headbang with a keyboard. And beer kegs.
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#29
Depends what your playing. Some songs crazy kicks and headbanging is the way to go, some songs just playing relaxed like works.

However, like stated before, pulling out your wang will ALWAYS work.
#30
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People who do it with acoustic guitars look even more like dorks than people who headbang with a keyboard. And beer kegs.


So your point is the only reason to play is for the audience?
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#31
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So your point is the only reason to play is for the audience?

Why else would you leave your garage?
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#32
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Why else would you leave your garage?


i paraphrased, i basically meant if artists always chose their preferences based on what the audience wanted, there would be nothing unique, or even vaguely interesting ever because it'd all be dubstep and core. you use styles to gather audiences, not audiences to gather styles.
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i paraphrased, i basically meant if artists always chose their preferences based on what the audience wanted, there would be nothing unique, or even vaguely interesting ever because it'd all be dubstep and core. you use styles to gather audiences, not audiences to gather styles.

Jumping around isn't music.
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#34
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Jumping around isn't music.


I don't know, crabcore is hitting it big.
#35
Just relax and get into the music. Once you get into, you'll start to perform much better.
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#37
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Jumping around isn't music.

Playing a show isn't just about music. Of course, different genre's have different expectations and norms for what the accompanying visual performance should be. Playing a rock show for an audience of mostly non-musicians means putting effort in the visual part of the show.
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You're both wrong, and you're both right. Shut up.

It's a high school talent show, it doesn't require a professional quality show. TS, just relax and enjoy the chance to perform.
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#40
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Playing a show isn't just about music. Of course, different genre's have different expectations and norms for what the accompanying visual performance should be. Playing a rock show for an audience of mostly non-musicians means putting effort in the visual part of the show.

He's referring to styles of music. Jumping around isn't a style of music.
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