#1
Okay so next week im playing my first ever live performance/gig on stage.. at my schools Talent Quest.

Me and four other guys on classical guitar.. An one guy on drums/bongo's... Sounds awesome.

Anyway.. Any tips for first live performance.. Im abit nervous so yeah.. Hopefully it all goes well..


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#2
Have fresh strings that you put on the night before, or a couple of nights before. Make sure they are stretched. If possible, have a spare guitar backstage in case you snap a string. Don't have much to drink before hand, warm up before you go on stage (finger exercises, hand rolling etc). Have Fun.
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#4
1. Be well prepared with the songs...

2. Have backups for whatever you're using. Picks, cables, guitars...( but you guys are playing classical guitars, so it should be ok)

3. You will feel nervous on stage, but it'll pass. So, just relax and enjoy yourselves!

What songs are you guys performing?
#5
Oh yeah, make sure you know your songs inside out, and if one of you screws up while playing, don't stop, just carry on as if nothing happened...that is the professional way of doing things, and not everyone will notice the mistake. And yeah, what songs are you playing?
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Don't choke.
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#14
try to do what you can to fill yourself with confidence as soon as you can. It makes it easier to build confidence as you play, which will help you play without as much nervousness. Maybe play a sweet little run that you have down pat that the crowd will enjoy...if you pull that off and it is clear that they liked it, it could fill you with confidence.
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#15
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Use the three Ps to impress the crowd

Pose
Powerchord
Power slide

That would be really awesome on a classical guitar!
I bet the girls will flock towards you like a pack of jackals.
#16
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That would be really awesome on a classical guitar!
I bet the girls will flock towards you like a pack of jackals.



Were not playing powerchords.. But i hope the girls do flock towards us.
#17
No Powerchords, No Girls.

End of story.
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#18
Headbang
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#20
Wear a fly suit...don't forget the fedora.
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Headbang with classical guitars ?

There's nothing in this world more metal than classical guitars.
#22
Dos r grandpa's guitars...

Also, I love that you are the Fonz, but you gotta change the ehhhhhh to an eyyyyyyy...
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They arnt grandpa guitars ? >

BTW.. I play electric this is just a one of thing.

Haha, I was just kidding/quoting some of my favorite animated metal musicians

And Fonz, where did the real Fonz originate?
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Haha, I was just kidding/quoting some of my favorite animated metal musicians

And Fonz, where did the real Fonz originate?


Ahh.. okay..

Keep those tips coming. There great.
#27
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Haha, I was just kidding/quoting some of my favorite animated metal musicians

And Fonz, where did the real Fonz originate?

My details on the real character himself are shady (I've seen Happy Days so I obviously know that's where he's from) but I was given the nickname Uncle Fonzie by a crazy dude from school, so I figured I bring that here.
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My details on the real character himself are shady (I've seen Happy Days so I obviously know that's where he's from) but I was given the nickname Uncle Fonzie by a crazy dude from school, so I figured I bring that here.

Look, I don't want to quiz you and I like you as UG's Fonz...but you have to admit that eyyyyy is more accurate...then again, the fact that I have taken an interest in this makes me a very sad little man. Forget I said anything
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Seriously though...I'm sorry for being an anal little bitch...I has a hard week.
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#31
have a extra pick, yust in case. and have extra strings with u, so if it broke before u play u can change. that hapend me hen we sound cheked. not fun
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Relax and enjoy it

Simple, but overlooked thus far. This is very important
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#34
pay attention to where the other band members are, I once knocked the bass player over and walked into the drumkit on one gig I played
#35
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pay attention to where the other band members are, I once knocked the bass player over and walked into the drumkit on one gig I played


haha. sorry but it souns so funny.
but be careful dont to step on someones cabel
#36
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haha. sorry but it souns so funny.



yeah now I look back at it was mate lol, it wasn't at the time though. I nearly demolished the drum kit
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Musician Talk > Bandleading.

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