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Tomorrow Gig And I've Got Nerves
Mrblomme
Jan 28 2008, 04:21 PM
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Ok thursday and tuesday I have a gig.
So tomorrow and ... smile.gif

It's my first gig (only 1 song it's at school but I think at least with 200 people) but I'm nervous

you can't imagine

the problem is, if I'm nervous there's always 1 piece that I play wrong
Do you guys have any tips to get less nervous?

thanks

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Jan 28 2008, 04:30 PM
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Hi m8,

Relax. Before the concert sit in a quiet place and concentrate only in your breathing, do it very slowly. Think in your song , see yourself playing it perfectly in front of those 200 people. You know the song, so everything is going to be awesome.

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Dejan Farkas
Jan 28 2008, 04:41 PM
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More you think about it, more nervous you may get. If you can play the song perfectly, and I suppose you can, just relax and forget about the audience and play it as you do it alone. At the end, even if you make a mistake, hardly anyone will notice it smile.gif

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Jan 28 2008, 04:41 PM
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when we play gigs we usually start off the set with a pretty straight forward song just to settle any nerves but as this is the only song, before I left home I`d run through it a few times just to keep it fresh, then I`d probably have a bit of a laugh with some mates to settle nerves, I find sitting quietly thinking about the song will almost have the opposite effect and I`ll be blank before I start.
If you`ve prepared well enough then you`ll walk it mate, no probs whatsoever .. goodluck smile.gif

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Jan 28 2008, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Jan 28 2008, 03:41 PM) *
when we play gigs we usually start off the set with a pretty straight forward song just to settle any nerves but as this is the only song, before I left home I`d run through it a few times just to keep it fresh, then I`d probably have a bit of a laugh with some mates to settle nerves, I find sitting quietly thinking about the song will almost have the opposite effect and I`ll be blank before I start.
If you`ve prepared well enough then you`ll walk it mate, no probs whatsoever .. goodluck smile.gif

haha. We do the opposite and start with our hardest song tongue.gif

Oh and I've got a gig on Thursday and my neck needs a brace currently due to a minor muscle injury so that should be fun.

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Jan 28 2008, 05:08 PM
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If you know the song good enough there's no need to be nervous - Then you know you will deliver just like that!

But since there's a part you don't know that well I suggest to start working on it right away. If you can't master it, just replace it with something a bit simpler. I think the important thing is to be comfortable with the song and makeing the difficult parts easier in order to get there is alright. Is you start hesitating when playing that will be noticed by the audience and by yourself, and if you noticed that they noticed you played an error there's a risk the easier parts afterwards will not come out right either.

Like Smells we always start with a no brainer just to get warmed up and confident. First couple of songs are just for warming up. But in your case with only one song to play you really got to know it well.

So if you have time, get to work on it. Adjust the difficult part if nesseccary.. but then on stage, stick to the plan and don't start thinking about "which part should I play, the easy or the hard part?", play what you know!

I'm sure with your mind set on it you'll do good tomorrow! wink.gif

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Jan 28 2008, 05:10 PM
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You'll do fine! smile.gif People are always afraid that they will mess up (me included) but its human nature, everyone makes mistakes and people will still like you even if you mess up! smile.gif Best way though, is to practice the song so you dont mess up biggrin.gif

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Jan 28 2008, 05:11 PM
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Just relax and have fun. But stay concentrated and you'll have a great gig smile.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
Jan 28 2008, 08:36 PM
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What should you do?? You should be chasing chicks right now laugh.gif

Kidding... cool.gif .... the chicks will chase you after... and before the gig, just relax, and know that most of the people in the crowd are not musicians and don't know about mistakes. Just play, if you make a mistake and stop, make a joke, do a freeze poze, like elvis or something, and move on. wink.gif

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Jan 28 2008, 08:52 PM
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That is a cool feeling you get before your first gig...You'll miss it later on wink.gif If you know the song it will be ok , if you make a mistake continue and it will be forgotten wink.gif You are not playing for Ed Sullivan show wink.gif I will be cool gig I promise wink.gif

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Don't worry so much, if you mess upp, nobody will notice it except you. And well, when I played in school last year, there was one song that had some really annoying and fast chord changes, I basically couldn't play it right.. But then when we were playin in front of the entire school, everything went perfect, so just relax and you'll be fine. If you mess up, just pretent that's what you intended to play, and nobody will notice.

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Jan 28 2008, 08:59 PM
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Hey m8,

What helped me alot at the first gigs, was to just focus on the music, and really enjoy it yourself, that way the audience can feel it as well. But imo you should always feel alittle nervous no matter how many times you play, afteralll its a great kick to play in front of an audience.

So my advice is, if you like the music you play, try to enjoy playing it for others smile.gif

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Mrblomme
Jan 28 2008, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for all the support guys. smile.gif
It really helps me.

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Jan 28 2008, 09:20 PM
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Hey good luck with your first gig smile.gif
And we want some recordings! wink.gif

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Mrblomme
Jan 28 2008, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (chast @ Jan 28 2008, 09:20 PM) *
Hey good luck with your first gig smile.gif
And we want some recordings! wink.gif

Thanks and I think It'll be recorded at least there will be photo's.

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Jan 28 2008, 10:34 PM
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dont worry man we are musicians passed in this period so just relax and if you are playing with band try to be
all so cloesed to each others thats will help you little.

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Mrblomme
Jan 28 2008, 10:51 PM
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Thanks guys.
Ok tomorrow from 9AM till 12AM It's general repetition so I'll see how it goes there.
I let you guys know how the repetition was tomorrow in the afternoon before the gig.

Now I'm going to sleep and make sure my batteries are fully charged by tomorrow. smile.gif

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go to your nearest off liscence and buy a big bottle of vodca.... no comment on what you should do with it though tongue.gif

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QUOTE (kevin-riff-after-riff @ Jan 28 2008, 01:57 PM) *
go to your nearest off liscence and buy a big bottle of vodca.... no comment on what you should do with it though tongue.gif


Slide guitar ? tongue.gif


Good luck with the gig mate! smile.gif

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Mrblomme
Jan 29 2008, 04:39 PM
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Ok today it was big repetition. All went very good. Now I'm off to the shower, relax a bit and then I go to the place where the gig is.

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