#1
remember when i told you i was gonna play for my school a song called "preludio obsesivo"?, well here's what happend:

i had a a week to practice, luckly i already knew the song, i only had to perfect it.
i praticed like a mad person for that day, at least 3 hours a day, and 6 both saturday and sunday. and i got it!, when i played it (while practicing) it sounded exactly like the song!, i was so happy and confident.

so the day finally comes, and i arrive at the gym where i was gonna play, and i saw all those damn gigantic speakers, and the gym was full. and i got nervous... but i still tought i could play it. i was so sure.

finally i get to play, but as soon as i got to the stage, my hands began to tremble "i can do it, i can do it" said to myself in my head. but as soon as i begin to play the opening arpeggio...i screw up.
"what!?, i'll try again" but it sounded like herman lee when he plays live...pretty crappy.

so i got upset, and instead of playing preludio obsesivo, i ended up playing "midnight".

in resume: i feel like a total loser, all those days, all those long hours practicing...all those years playing...i feel like i have been wasting my life in something i should not be doing in first place. like, no matter how hard i practice, i will never be as good as my idols.

inb4 emo, melodramatic bitch
Last edited by Number42 at Apr 21, 2008,
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#4
Yeah, totally. You should probably give up playing forever now.
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#5
is this your first gig? always happens on first gig or so... dont give up tho it gets easier.
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#7
Practice playing in front of whoever you can before getting up on a stage, your family, friends, take it to the street if you can. You can be comfortable with the song but it's good to get comfortable performing.
#8
find something simple to play before just to warm up and then after you play a bit hopefully you will get comfortable and then you should be fine. But what ever you do don't give up
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is this your first gig? always happens on first gig or so... dont give up tho it gets easier.



unfortunately, it was not, i have played twice before for an audience...both when i was in a band
#10
Dude, my first band concert, I was with about 20 other people, and I still froze! So what? Midnight is a good song. Your first few shows will suck, you're not used to being up there (especially alone!) and having to preform.

So you spent all those hours practicing? You're complaining? You got better! You could nail the song! So what if you couldn't on stage, I still tremble when I speak in front of my class.

Long story short, get back on the horse. It happens to everyone.
#11
Well, did Midnight go well? Also, don't sweat it dude. The only way you can get better at playing live is if you keep doing it.
#12
There's a book called "The Inner Game of Music" by Barry Green that you should read. It's basically the same concept as Tim Gallwey's "The Inner Game of Tennis", but applied to music.
Either of them should be available at a public library.
#13
Nice story, tension built up right to the end.

In all seriousness, Midnight is still an awesome song, don't worry! You'll get there!
#14
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unfortunately, it was not, i have played twice before for an audience...both when i was in a band

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it can happen several times depending on how often you do it, or the size of the audiences..
#15
You should still be proud... that takes balls. Maybe next time try playing a simple song first just to get into the groove, or possibly try some liquid courage to ease the nerves if you're confident it won't make you too sloppy.
#17
Drink a beer before going on. Simple.
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#18
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unfortunately, it was not, i have played twice before for an audience...both when i was in a band

You should make sure that you can play the song effortlessly before you play it infornt of an audience. It is a pretty hard song.
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unfortunately, it was not, i have played twice before for an audience...both when i was in a band


Ahh but playing in a band and playing so is way different. I consider my first solo gig and my first band gig completely different things. I also consider my first gig with a different band completely different as well.

You're working with different people, trusting them to do what they should and hoping you do as well.

Bad luck about the song but at least you played something else
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#20
Start drinking, smoking, and smashing yourself into walls and sharp objects. Eventually your nerves will be made of titanium.
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#22
why do we fall? so we learn to get back up.

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#23
sorry, "I" was typing too fast and english is not my native language...so yeah...
#26
if at first you don't succeed, give up. you obviously weren't as prepared as you thought, I've had my fair share of trainwrecks whilst playing live, you just move on