#1
Right. Tonight I'm performing in front of a decent amount of people; the most I've ever performed for. I'll be singing and guitaring. Any quick tips on how to deal with nerves?
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#2
Beer. J/k...i used to play lead for a band, and how i dealt with it was believing that i was the best ever mother****er on guitar in history (some call it 'arrogance' :-P). Nevertheless, works a charm.
#4
just think, most of the people there wish they could do what you are doing.
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Last edited by fli.pansy at Oct 29, 2008,
#6
get completely loaded on PCP, if anyone questions your behavior tell them Jesus made you do it.
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#8
What the first guy said, think that there's no one better than you on earth.
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#11
Just remember that you're the best, and no has been or ever will be better.
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#12
Haven't you seen Hendrix play Monterey? Loaded on acid. So my advice is to do that.
#13
i get the worst nerves ever before i go up, shaking like a motha****a, and thats even scarier cause then i think i cant play cause im shaking too much, but when you get up there just smile and joke around like you would in a band practice situation, talk to the crowd and your band and trick yourself into thinking the venue is a comfort zone. half the battle is forgetting your playing a show lol.
#14
I played a show not long ago. Trust me, the nerves go away like 30 seconds into your first song. That's what happened for me.
#15
make the crowd yours, you know be informal, talk to them, act you arent nervous, and i liked what fli.pansy said...
cheers!!
good luck
#16
well just sit down and play a nice quiet relaxing riff on your guitar. and just keep playing it. close your eyes and just relax. And before you know it. you'll be on stage and rockkkk
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#17
Quote by Another bassist
You'll be "guitaring"?

Damn, you are nervous


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You're just another brick in the wall