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Does anyone have some tips for good stage presence?

I've got synchronized headbanging and a good stance but I would like to move around some more. I'm planning on playing a song for the talent show because I've never done it before. This is my last chance to do it, and I want to make it amazing.

I'm playing "Reptar, King Of The Ozone" by The Devil Wears Prada if you're wondering.
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Does anyone have some tips for good stage presence?

I've got synchronized headbanging and a good stance but I would like to move around some more. I'm planning on playing a song for the talent show because I've never done it before. This is my last chance to do it, and I want to make it amazing.

I'm playing "Reptar, King Of The Ozone" by The Devil Wears Prada if you're wondering.

Hmmm... how are you going to move around some more....
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Hmmm... how are you going to move around some more....


I just feel awkward sometimes when I'm in front of people, and i tend to stay still.
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Just dance like a mother****er. The coolest guys on stage, are the ones who don't care if they look stupid.
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In my experiance good stage presence is all about confidence. Go on stage like you own it and people will be drawn to you because it is your stage. Go out and play and play well.
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If you're doing a talent show i wouldnt headbang as people would find it more humourous than cool. Move around the stage and let the music relaly get into you so you move too the music and with it. always try and look at the crowd too and make eye contact with as many differwent people as possible, that way they feel part of the performance.
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Isn't it one of those things you eithe rhave or you don't, and is hard to teach?
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good live song, play it well.
I duno, just headbang, walk around a bit, do you have other people playing it with you, if so, interact with them.
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In my experiance good stage presence is all about confidence. Go on stage like you own it and people will be drawn to you because it is your stage. Go out and play and play well.


sounds logical. i guess all i can really do is practice.
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I just feel awkward sometimes when I'm in front of people, and i tend to stay still.

Ah ok, then drink beer before, or smoke a cigarette on-stage, or get a wickedcool outfit, don't think about those people, you're there to entertain them, like they care how you behave on stage when your playing is good. What do you have to lose? It's your last chance like you said, so act as crazya s you can, let the audience feel your energy.
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if you go out there and use some "synchronized headbanging" and your rock "stance". You'll look an idiot, just play the music and if you enjoy it it will take you away with it
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Do a Noel Gallagher. Chew gum, look arrogant, the odd cheeky smile at the lead singer.
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good live song, play it well.
I duno, just headbang, walk around a bit, do you have other people playing it with you, if so, interact with them.


I have a bassist (who will also be playing piano fills), a rhythm guitarist, vocalist, drummer, and I'll be lead guitar and backup vocals.

I could think of something creative to do between all of us.
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Just dance like a mother****er. The coolest guys on stage, are the ones who don't care if they look stupid.


Yep, agreed.

If you care what you look like on stage, you'll be all stiff and stupid looking.
More so than if you actually look stupid, yet you're having fun.
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Ah ok, then drink beer before, or smoke a cigarette on-stage, or get a wickedcool outfit, don't think about those people, you're there to entertain them, like they care how you behave on stage when your playing is good. What do you have to lose? It's your last chance like you said, so act as crazya s you can, let the audience feel your energy.


a few beers sounds good. i hope i can get away with it since it's at my high school.

thanks
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Two words.

Devin Townsend.


I'm not saying rip him off, but his techniques totally work.


Piss everyone off from the start. Then, by the end of the show, have them all smiling.

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Its a school talent show. Anything you do will make you look like a doofus. Unless you're trying to annoy someone, or are encouraging a stereotype, just play the song.
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be yourself.....who gives a shit if you look like a twat, make sure you enjoy yourself and don't be someone else to impress the crowd.

for perfect examples of stage presence, watch any live video of killswitch engage....adam dutkiewicz has the greatest stage presence iv ever seen and he makes everyone laugh and enjoys himself....

EDIT: Do a Noel Gallagher. Chew gum, look arrogant, the odd cheeky smile at the lead singer.

^^ except try not to let anyone push you off stage.
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If it's TDWP, just ****ing thrash. Move the neck of your guitar from forward to side during each headbanging motion. Like he does at 0:40, and throughout the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAutUObokCM

Actually, just watch any and all Protest The Hero videos to get ideas, they're the masters at this.
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#30
Pull some kind of cool stunt on stage while playing. Like that backflip thingy the guitarist from paramore does.
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be yourself.....who gives a shit if you look like a twat, make sure you enjoy yourself and don't be someone else to impress the crowd.

for perfect examples of stage presence, watch any live video of killswitch engage....adam dutkiewicz has the greatest stage presence iv ever seen and he makes everyone laugh and enjoys himself....

EDIT: Do a Noel Gallagher. Chew gum, look arrogant, the odd cheeky smile at the lead singer.

^^ except try not to let anyone push you off stage.


I loooove adam d's stage presence. That's kinda what I'm looking for.
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Or you could perform heart surgery on stage.
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Jump around in sync, headbang, metal stances, have your singer run around like crazy and 'sharing' the mic with you when you sing backing vocals, get on the guard rail/monitors if they have them when you solo, and dont. stop. moving.
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thanks for the advice guys

preciate it.
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That was awesome.


Learn to do the dance that Bo Diddley is doing from 0:45 - 1:10 and you shall truly be amazing;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgzn7VyoqEw


Now I may sound like a fanboy, but "Dimebag" Darrell seemed like he had some great stage presence. I can't find the exact video but he would move around a lot and seemed like he had a ton of fun so give this a watch;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTR-tePa0Bg

Also, try some fun little things like he does with his guitar at 3:05.
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if you think too hard about how cool you look, it's gonna look forced and nobody is gonna feel it. if you just go nuts and stop caring about how you look, you're gonna look cool as hell.
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