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MonkeyDAthos
post Jul 2 2011, 10:19 PM
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in 2 hours my band gonna do the opening act to a famous singer here in Portugal : c kind of nervous, any tip to relax?


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post Jul 2 2011, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Jul 2 2011, 10:19 PM) *
in 2 hours my band gonna do the opening act to a famous singer here in Portugal : c kind of nervous, any tip to relax?

if you got the gig , someone thought you were good enough, don't worry then
think of it as you are going to kick their ass
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post Jul 2 2011, 11:04 PM
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Focus. Enter your "bubble". I usually sit with my guitar to warm it up. Yes, "it". Play it, tune it, until it's perfect. You know what to do when you're on stage, piece of cake. When you're warm and the guitar is warm, nothing can go wrong.

I think, if you're focused, in your own space, you can be relaxed before and throughout the gig. Staying focused takes a bit of practice I belive, to me it is to keep the things that makes you nervous out and the rest inside (the bubble)
Make any sense at all? Concentrating on staying in focus can in itself help to stay relaxed... wink.gif

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post Jul 3 2011, 12:46 AM
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Chill out, relax, breath. When you go on stage, let yourself be taken by the energy of the stage. Don't overthink anything. smile.gif

Edit: I'm probably too late, haha. Good luck up there! smile.gif

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post Jul 3 2011, 01:46 AM
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Congrats! That's awesome, man! Missed the post. Hope it went well & let us know how it went. smile.gif

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post Jul 3 2011, 05:38 AM
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ty for the advice guys! bit depress i was "on cold hands mode" and mess up the solo on the first song T_T so i got depressed a bit for the rest of the gig, damn hate when this happen.


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post Jul 3 2011, 07:02 AM
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The only tip that worked for me is rehearsing enough and having lots of gigs! However I still feel a bit nervous when I have an important show.


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post Jul 3 2011, 07:39 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 3 2011, 06:02 AM) *
The only tip that worked for me is rehearsing enough and having lots of gigs! However I still feel a bit nervous when I have an important show.


Same here smile.gif for instance, I met the guys from Prodigy and Therapy? 2 days ago, around the stage and just about that moment, I realized where I was and what i was doing..that's when the emotions started kicking in actually. An important factor is the crowd! If you manage to win the crowd, their energy will come to your aid more than you'll ever know smile.gif



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post Jul 3 2011, 07:55 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 3 2011, 03:39 AM) *
Same here smile.gif for instance, I met the guys from Prodigy and Therapy? 2 days ago, around the stage and just about that moment, I realized where I was and what i was doing..that's when the emotions started kicking in actually. An important factor is the crowd! If you manage to win the crowd, their energy will come to your aid more than you'll ever know smile.gif



Awesome! I agree! where is the thread where you tell us your experience in that show??? biggrin.gif


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post Jul 3 2011, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 3 2011, 06:55 AM) *
Awesome! I agree! where is the thread where you tell us your experience in that show??? biggrin.gif


Well, I'll start writing tonight when I get back home from the stage! smile.gif I still have one more day at the festival and I don't have all the pictures yet - though I uploaded some in the thread already biggrin.gif from Day 1

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https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry531169


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post Jul 3 2011, 08:38 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 3 2011, 04:13 AM) *
Well, I'll start writing tonight when I get back home from the stage! smile.gif I still have one more day at the festival and I don't have all the pictures yet - though I uploaded some in the thread already biggrin.gif from Day 1

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https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...mp;#entry531169


Thanks man!


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post Jul 3 2011, 09:36 AM
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QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Jul 3 2011, 05:38 AM) *
ty for the advice guys! bit depress i was "on cold hands mode" and mess up the solo on the first song T_T so i got depressed a bit for the rest of the gig, damn hate when this happen.


Don't worry.. I get this too... where the hands seem to lose their 'fine motor functions' and they end up being really innacurate !! mad.gif

Usually takes me a few songs to settle in before they relax.

Going back to your original question, I find it hard to relax when there's loads of people around me, all talking and asking questions. I hate being asked for the 100th time 'So, what time are you guys on ?' dry.gif

Some people like to get fired up before going onstage.. I'm the opposite, I like to be as calm and relaxed as possible. If I had a little, quiet room I could go and meditate in with some herbal teas I'd take it ! laugh.gif

I find that as soon as I walk on the stage and strap on my guitar I'm instantly ready ! smile.gif

Playing AC/DC over the PA is also the 100% gauranteed way to fire anyone up to rock ! cool.gif


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post Jul 3 2011, 08:37 PM
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I hope it went well. As Gab said, only thing that beats this feeling is experience. It will be better and better. People learn to live with their mistakes tho, so if it happens in couple of years time, you probably won't consider it that bad thing smile.gif


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post Jul 3 2011, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 3 2011, 08:37 PM) *
I hope it went well. As Gab said, only thing that beats this feeling is experience. It will be better and better. People learn to live with their mistakes tho, so if it happens in couple of years time, you probably won't consider it that bad thing smile.gif



right now i am on that period, that even if you only missed a chord you think the whole gig was a disaster

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post Jul 4 2011, 09:20 PM
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ok dude, so here is something you should see:




My way:

Before the show i just take one or two beers in the sound test with my bands friends and enjoy the moment and that marvellous feeling. then warm my voice, guitar and fingers. It´s a great idea to change the air, let me explain it, 15 minutes before the show you should do some kind of slow running o joggs. that changes the cold air of your body for a hot one. It´s like a car. you'll feel much better. try it, it's great!

I always fail some part of my solos or play them out of tempo, etc. but i don´t care man, it's rock , it's a matter of attitude, (of course in an rock environment) i just laugh about it and had a great time with my bands friend.
I saw thousands of failures of great bands, and they don't care at all.
Focus on make a good show, the solo it's just a small part of it.

That's my point of view feller- rolleyes.gif


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