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Sickz666
post Oct 27 2011, 09:36 PM
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Sup people.

Just thought i'd tune in, see how everyone was doing and share something. smile.gif

I earlier today had an audition for a musical that is done every year (different musicals each year of course) where i live and are quite famous.

The school im going to is making this musical every year, wich means you'll be playing 3 shows at the school, 5 shows at our citys theater and then about 15-20 shows during the summer, depending on how well this musical is going.

This years musical will be Jesus christ superstar, and since it is my first year at this school (wich could if i translate correctly be highschool maybe? I'm 16 turning 17) i'd just thought "Whatta hell, i need to play some new music and this seems like fun. No biggie if i don't get in this first year".

So before my audition i was sitting with my other guitar friend in the school waiting for auditions to start, so we where warming up etc. And then the thing that cannot happen happend, my string broke. laugh.gif

30 mins, a lot of running and alot of stress later i got it restringed and had 1 minute to spare before my turn.

Then i realised i had not planned what to play, so i just went in there improvising and playing some parts of different songs i know.

And i got in, and so did my friend. ^^

Moral of this story: Always come well prepared to an audition, string and what to play etc. smile.gif

Question of this: What do you think the benefits of auditioning and being a part of a musical is for a guitar player? smile.gif

Now i have to go brainwash myself with the songs i'm going to play, getting sheet music in a week. wink.gif
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post Oct 27 2011, 10:02 PM
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Mate! Congratulations! I shall be appearing in a musical in March next year too! It's my first and I am super excited! It'll be the modern rendition of a very popular Romanian fairytale called 'Harap Alb' - I will sing as well biggrin.gif

I strongly urge you to prepare at full focus and take your part very seriously, as this kind of experience can be very good for your development as a musician and an all around artist! smile.gif GO Sickz!


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post Oct 27 2011, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE (Sickz666 @ Oct 27 2011, 10:36 PM) *
Sup people.

Just thought i'd tune in, see how everyone was doing and share something. smile.gif

I earlier today had an audition for a musical that is done every year (different musicals each year of course) where i live and are quite famous.

The school im going to is making this musical every year, wich means you'll be playing 3 shows at the school, 5 shows at our citys theater and then about 15-20 shows during the summer, depending on how well this musical is going.

This years musical will be Jesus christ superstar, and since it is my first year at this school (wich could if i translate correctly be highschool maybe? I'm 16 turning 17) i'd just thought "Whatta hell, i need to play some new music and this seems like fun. No biggie if i don't get in this first year".

So before my audition i was sitting with my other guitar friend in the school waiting for auditions to start, so we where warming up etc. And then the thing that cannot happen happend, my string broke. laugh.gif

30 mins, a lot of running and alot of stress later i got it restringed and had 1 minute to spare before my turn.

Then i realised i had not planned what to play, so i just went in there improvising and playing some parts of different songs i know.

And i got in, and so did my friend. ^^

Moral of this story: Always come well prepared to an audition, string and what to play etc. smile.gif

Question of this: What do you think the benefits of auditioning and being a part of a musical is for a guitar player? smile.gif

Now i have to go brainwash myself with the songs i'm going to play, getting sheet music in a week. wink.gif


Wow man congratulations! This is big!
What are the benefits? So many of them! You are going to play with other people for one and you are going to have fun traveling and performing. Learning stuff you wouldn't normally learn will boost your skills significantly.
Regarding the string breaking - that is Murphy's law at it's best. But, I think all the running around and changing strings might have actually helped distract your attention from the actual auditioning parts so you might have been even more relaxed then you would actually if you just sat down and "counted" the minutes till performance smile.gif





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post Oct 27 2011, 10:20 PM
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WOW congrats !
i really liked the tips you had in the last paragraph of the thread !
there really useful laugh.gif
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post Oct 28 2011, 06:20 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 27 2011, 11:02 PM) *
I strongly urge you to prepare at full focus and take your part very seriously, as this kind of experience can be very good for your development as a musician and an all around artist! smile.gif GO Sickz!


Yeah i will prepare at full focus. smile.gif
As said, i'm getting sheet music next week. The actual rehearsals don't start until after christmas. So i'll have some time to get my parts down. Congrats to you aswell for getting into a musical! smile.gif

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What are the benefits? So many of them! You are going to play with other people for one and you are going to have fun traveling and performing. Learning stuff you wouldn't normally learn will boost your skills significantly.
Regarding the string breaking - that is Murphy's law at it's best. But, I think all the running around and changing strings might have actually helped distract your attention from the actual auditioning parts so you might have been even more relaxed then you would actually if you just sat down and "counted" the minutes till performance


Thanks for pointing this stuff out bogdan! biggrin.gif
It'll feel good to preforming something else than metal for a change. smile.gif
Yeah i actully yelled that out loud when the string broke, "Damn you murphy!" laugh.gif

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WOW congrats !
i really liked the tips you had in the last paragraph of the thread !
there really useful


Thanks man. smile.gif
Yeah, i thought it would be good to add some words of wisdom what i had learned from this experience so far. xD
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post Oct 28 2011, 09:28 AM
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Congratulations man ! cool.gif

It will benefit you greatly by pushing you outside of your comfort zone and exposing you to different sorts of mlodies and chord progressions.. and by boosting your confidence and belief in your guitar abilities ! smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2011, 11:16 AM
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That is an excellent opportunity to learn something new, have new experiences, meet new people, and be surrounded by more musicians. Take it seriously and prepare well for the musical, and above all - share positive energy with everyone, that is very important! smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2011, 08:48 PM
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There will be a lot of obligations, learning, experimenting, but you're on the right path, just continue to practice! Congratulations !!


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That's great man!! Congratulations! smile.gif


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post Oct 29 2011, 12:04 AM
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Well congrats! smile.gif It's always a good idea to be prepped for an audition. You just never know where / when something will pop up. Being able to summon your talent (whatever talent the gig needs) at will is the mark of a Pro smile.gif

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