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post May 13 2006, 11:31 PM
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Ok. My band and I will probably be performing in this year's talent show at our school. (If we make the tryouts) Do you guys have any tips for stage performance? Like things to do?
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post May 14 2006, 11:56 PM
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Move around, if you have stage space use it.

Don't try to pull off anything too stupid that you're not comfortable with. Just have a good time and it will show in the performance.
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post May 15 2006, 03:40 AM
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Thanks man, its much appreciated since the talent show tryouts are tomorrow. Any tips on how to impress the judges? (Other than the music) Like when we are warming up should we pull off some solos or something? Or just play the music and leave them with that?
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post May 16 2006, 06:55 PM
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Maybe have some cool groove going while you introduce the band and after a member's name is announced, they do some cool fill/lick. That always seemes to impress, hope this isn't too late!
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post Apr 24 2011, 12:23 AM
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I completely agree with not doing anything you're not comfortable with live. I play for friends sometimes in own room. I naturally don't go for something that's particularly risky. I might mess up. I'm a lot tenser playing for others, opposed to being by myself. However, I found that wearing sunglasses is a great thing to "hide" behind. It's crazy, but it shows it's all a mind thing. smile.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 12:37 AM
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Good tips. Don't catch yourself standing sentintel for long. Keep moving around if possible smile.gif


Wait what. 2006? Why bring up old threads?

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post Apr 24 2011, 12:50 AM
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Just for fun! biggrin.gif It appears to be one of the oldest threads alive! wink.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Apr 23 2011, 11:50 PM) *
Just for fun! biggrin.gif It appears to be one of the oldest threads alive! wink.gif


Looks like you are bored man biggrin.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 01:01 AM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Apr 23 2011, 06:55 PM) *
Looks like you are bored man biggrin.gif


Yes, I guess you could say that. happy.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 08:36 AM
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Well, aside from the moving thing (which of course is very important, but out of sheer experience - it's not going to come too easy, so don't expect to find yourself swinging your axe like Steve Vai when he was young and literally juggling with his guitar on stage)

It is important to be able to play your songs as accurately as possible and in the mean time, transmit a good vibe to the listeners - that means that you believe in your music and thus, you are ready to make others believe in it as well.

DON'T try to impress anyone by pulling all sorts of complicated licks out of your pocket - they won't come out good - it lies in our nature to try and show off with the most complicated thing we know, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we also MASTER it, especially in stressful conditions.

The stage is very different from your bedroom or practice place:

- make sure that you do a decent sound check - it'll save your life when you perform. It is essential that everyone can have good control over his personal instrument and can also hear the others around.
- make sure you prepare your tone and have a good sound - a band with a bad sound has thumbs down from the start.

Attitude and stage showmanship come with experience - the more you perform on stage the more comfortable you'll become with it!

These are but a few things which are very important, so go out there and do your thing like a professional and you won't have anything to lose!

best of luck!!

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post Apr 24 2011, 09:32 AM
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Slowly drag up a chair, sit down uncomfortable, whisper 'hi' into the micphone, fiddle around with the guitar attempting to tune it and noisely plug in the cables... make Laa laaa laaarrrr sounds... and say this is a song writen for my mum.

Then jump up, kick the chair back and suddenly break out into a heavy metal lick! Drums rolling in. Fireworks and smoke machines setup kicking in. Scream your head off and head bang. Have a blast!

Everyones too serious, lol, just go there have fun man. Don't overthink it.

edit: lmao, I just saw the date on this post, 2006! dang you Brandon, tricked us all!

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post Apr 24 2011, 09:45 AM
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Haha...I wonder if more crazy guys like Brandon are looking for old threads now...
I've got an idea: Instead of looking for easter eggs, look for the first hread ever on GMC! laugh.gif
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post Apr 24 2011, 11:38 AM
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Yeah, I was really looking forward to answering this and then I too noticed Sollesnes's comment and then the date ! laugh.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 07:23 PM
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Another reason I dug this up. ... All the funny stuff people say when they realize it's from 2006. biggrin.gif
Yeah, I tried looking for the oldest thread. But would it be in GMC section, or what? I just took a guess. I didn't want to dig up the oldest thread there was, because it didn't seem to have something I could easily discuss. I dug up the first oldest thread I came to that I felt I could bring up. wink.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Apr 24 2011, 06:23 PM) *
Another reason I dug this up. ... All the funny stuff people say when they realize it's from 2006. biggrin.gif
Yeah, I tried looking for the oldest thread. But would it be in GMC section, or what? I just took a guess. I didn't want to dig up the oldest thread there was, because it didn't seem to have something I could easily discuss. I dug up the first oldest thread I came to that I felt I could bring up. wink.gif


I got so much into answering it that I didn't realize the date smile.gif)) well, it's never too late to add some opinions tongue.gif


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post Apr 24 2011, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 24 2011, 01:40 PM) *
I got so much into answering it that I didn't realize the date smile.gif)) well, it's never too late to add some opinions tongue.gif


Exactly. Yet another reason. wink.gif


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