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Next weekend I'm going to a battle of the bands competition, and I'm entering by myself, just me and my looper pedal. I've got all my songs worked out, but I'm nervous about playing them. Last year my hands were so sweaty I could barely play properly. I can play the songs just fine, but if it makes any sense I'm nervous about being nervous and messing up. Does anyone have any tips or anything?
#2
Yeah, don't worry about what people think when you play...just let it flow.

Also, if you're going to use a mic, don't worry about throwing around a couple jokes or making fun of someone playfully in the crowd.

Most of all, try not to be nervous...act as if you were practicing by yourself. The audience can easily see your nervousness, and if you show it they'll loose faith.

Good luck, I hope you win!
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#3
ummm i always get nervous infront of people. chill
anyways i'd just advice you to buy some decent strap locks because there is seriously nothing worse than dropping your guitar (except for watching someone who really sucks drop your guitar)
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#4
Plenty of Beer!!! - HeHeHe, No, just chill and be confident in front of the crowd!
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#5
I didnt know you could enter a battle of the bands like that, as a solo guitarist with just you. I might try that in a few years......Anyways, you gotta KNOW that you own everyone else their, no matter what, KNOW that you are the best thing to happen to guitar on stage. Even if you arent, thats not the point, but if you KNOW that you own, and you KNOW that you must play your best in that time period, nothing can stop you. For those about to rock, I salute you!
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#6
Soak your hands in tea the morning of the battle of the band, that'll get rid of the sweatyness of your palms, when it's your turn to play; don't listen to what's going with the crowd, just play your heart out and don't get flustered if you make a mistake, just keep going, if the crowd boos(worst case scenario) and you can't ignore them, just give them the finger and keep going, practice a few stage moves too it keeps people interested, don't just stand there like a loser, lastly; don't let assholes treat you like shit afterwards if you sucked(again, worst case scenario) just smile and brush 'em off or kick the shit out of 'em. Give 'er shit!
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Soak your hands in tea the morning of the battle of the band, that'll get rid of the sweatyness of your palms, when it's your turn to play; don't listen to what's going with the crowd, just play your heart out and don't get flustered if you make a mistake, just keep going, if the crowd boos(worst case scenario) and you can't ignore them, just give them the finger and keep going, practice a few stage moves too it keeps people interested, don't just stand there like a loser, lastly; don't let assholes treat you like shit afterwards if you sucked(again, worst case scenario) just smile and brush 'em off or kick the shit out of 'em. Give 'er shit!


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#8
See how he interacts with the crowd? During bends he gets them involved, study this, and also look up Steve Vai, for Presence, the key to your performance!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC60XNiS-MQ
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Soak your hands in tea the morning of the battle of the band, that'll get rid of the sweatyness of your palms, when it's your turn to play; don't listen to what's going with the crowd, just play your heart out and don't get flustered if you make a mistake, just keep going, if the crowd boos(worst case scenario) and you can't ignore them, just give them the finger and keep going, practice a few stage moves too it keeps people interested, don't just stand there like a loser, lastly; don't let assholes treat you like shit afterwards if you sucked(again, worst case scenario) just smile and brush 'em off or kick the shit out of 'em. Give 'er shit!


What does soaking in Tea accomplish?
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Dr. Gonzo Slash:

If you had read what i posted you'd know that it gets rid of the sweatyness on your hands.
also, I'm sorry I didn't delete my post from that: "last one to post before the thread is closed" or whatever, thread you made. I didn't mean to seem like a dick.

also, Dr. Gonzo is awesome.
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#12
Toxicity33 clearly stated that "soaking your hands in tea, will get rid of the sweaty palms". I don't know if that works, but no more questions about the tea.
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If you had read what i posted you'd know that it gets rid of the sweatyness on your hands.
also, I'm sorry I didn't delete my post from that: "last one to post before the thread is closed" or whatever, thread you made. I didn't mean to seem like a dick.


No problem, I just wasnt sure if I would get banned from it or not lol, I didnt know that tubey girley was such a bannable offence around here.
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also, Dr. Gonzo is awesome.


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No problem, I just wasnt sure if I would get banned from it or not lol, I didnt know that tubey girley was such a bannable offence around here.

Was that directed towards me? If so, I was kidding with you, hence the smiley face
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Was that directed towards me? If so, I was kidding with you, hence the smiley face


No lol it wasnt
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Oh, sorry Gonzo.


I dont think I'll ever forgive you
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Kankuro you are helpful! wanna be my sidekick? Robin To my Batman? Smithers to my Burns? tea to my sweaty palms?
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tea to my sweaty palms?


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Kankuro you are helpful! wanna be my sidekick? Robin To my Batman? Smithers to my Burns? tea to my sweaty palms?

You pwn almighty...
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Man, we spammed the crap outta this page! eBeers all around!

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Gonzo, you're a cool dude.
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we should start a club! It shall be called: The league of toxicity33,Kankuro and Dr. Gonzo Slash
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we should start a club! It shall be called: The league of toxicity33,Kankuro and Dr. Gonzo Slash


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Here Here!
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Uh Ohes, I dont have any sig space left boss! Or do I?.............
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Uh Ohes, I dont have any sig space left boss! Or do I?.............



Don't worry about it and don't call me boss, we are equal leaders in this club and if anybody else wants to join then they have to have all our approval to be added to the name
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Lol, JK, that was just an excuse to use an O Rly owl!
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Gonzo, you're a cool dude.
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Well, it's time I depart, considering it's 4:00 a.m. and I have work tommorow. Farewell


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