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How many years
How many years before your first gig?
less than a year [ 7 ] ** [17.07%]
1-2 years [ 10 ] ** [24.39%]
2-3 years [ 8 ] ** [19.51%]
3-4 years [ 2 ] ** [4.88%]
5-7 years [ 3 ] ** [7.32%]
7-10 years [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
10+ years [ 1 ] ** [2.44%]
Never [ 10 ] ** [24.39%]
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Ctodd
post Jun 24 2009, 10:27 PM
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Hi I saw the other topic "How Many Years Were You Playing Before "the Internet""

and before clicking it I saw the preview on the homepage that said "How many years were you playing before...."

and I actually thought it was going to be the question that I am asking now... so that prompted me to ask this question!

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anyway, I'm just curious what everyone has to say! feel free to include any advice for people looking to one day get on a stage... (aka me laugh.gif )

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post Jun 24 2009, 10:30 PM
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I have never played a gig....

But i am supposed to play on baptism 1 of august


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post Jun 24 2009, 10:33 PM
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I`d been playing about 2 years when I did my first gig smile.gif cant remember much about it, unfortunatly that was a very long time ago now laugh.gif


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post Jun 24 2009, 10:37 PM
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I think it was 1-2 years. I had plunked around with my guitar semiseriously for a couple years, then really had started learning how to play and (more importantly) how to play with other musicians at the same time. During that next year I desperately scraped a band together and by the end of that year we were gigging for cash (not much cash) now and again; usually at parties and such. The next year we played a few shows that were a bit more "real"



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post Jun 24 2009, 10:58 PM
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Less than a year...
I believe it was 4-5 months or something biggrin.gif

Easy punkrock, 3-4 chords and a 3 note solo etc biggrin.gif

I still remember a few of the songs, good times, hehe..
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post Jun 25 2009, 12:10 AM
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I played 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd after 3 or 4 months with a buddy of mine on lead guitar. Played some more times, but only at my school.
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post Jun 25 2009, 12:12 PM
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I put 1-2 years. I actually started on Bass and played my first gig after 6 months, but changed to Guitar a while after!!


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post Jun 25 2009, 03:37 PM
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I voted 1-2 years, but I just recalled something.

My first gig experience was back in ground school. I was playing bass in Let it be and Pretty fly (for a white guy) at a concert we played in front of the parents. Neither of us had any experience with playing instruments prior to that, and it's probably a shame it was not filmed, because I don't think we had any idea as to what we were doing.


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post Jun 25 2009, 04:56 PM
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I voted 3-4 years but it could be more, not sure, it's all blurred. biggrin.gif



edit: typo

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post Jun 25 2009, 07:04 PM
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If playing acoustic guitar with a girl singing in front of 200 people counts, then it's about 1-2 years.

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post Jun 25 2009, 10:17 PM
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7 years for me!


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post Jun 27 2009, 06:56 PM
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I think it was 2-3 years...but it could be less smile.gif


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post Jun 27 2009, 11:00 PM
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Some 6-7 years smile.gif


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post Jun 29 2009, 09:06 AM
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Voted, 2-3 years for me !


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post Jun 29 2009, 09:51 AM
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6 months? It was bass though.

I never let being under prepared stop me. wink.gif


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post Jun 29 2009, 09:57 PM
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Within 4 months, but it was nothing big.

Played paranoid with 3 (!) guitarists...
It was cool but it didn't make any sense, after paranoid, we played happy birthday !

Actually, it was filmed, a link under here for those who are interested tongue.gif lawl

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post Jun 29 2009, 10:35 PM
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6 years I think it was. I was a late bloomer laugh.gif


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