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Ben N
post Sep 29 2007, 10:40 PM
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hey everbody.. i have on wednesday my 1st big preformens in
a big club infront of 2000 people im alitle bit nerves because i have
4 days to learn the guitar part.. i'll be happy to listen to some tips
from you guys thank's smile.gif


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post Sep 29 2007, 10:52 PM
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My 2 gigs were in front of 1,000 people and the club i played in was constructed the way that you only see the first 60 people in front of the stage so actually you don't bother about anything. Out of those 60 people you see at least 20 are people you know and who love your playing so you should not worry about it at all.

My advice is NOT to practice a day before the gig. I mean practice hard these 3 days, and the last day before the gig just take a rest and just play the material once.

I thought i played like shit, and actually after i got off the stage i got loads of compliments so just play as you are on rehearsal.

Before the concert your fingers will feel like they are of stone. But as soon as you plug your guitar in and play a lick or two you'll feel totally different. The first 20 seconds are the worst. Later you totally get the feel of stage and the crowd and just play.

Good luck man, and give us some pics after the show.


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post Sep 29 2007, 11:29 PM
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thank's pavel!! so you say 1000 are the same as 60 smile.gif i'll try to
keep that in mind i think it would be o.k hopfely....


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post Sep 29 2007, 11:47 PM
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Yeah and also, out of those 2000 people only 100 cares about the band, and only 20 cares about what you are playing as a guitarist, so keep that in mind and you will have an awesome experience! smile.gif

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post Sep 29 2007, 11:50 PM
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pavel 1 question : when you played in the consert you just said
when you were on stage there was a litle latensy? im alitle worried
about that....

yea.... the main idea is just to have fun no? smile.gif


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post Sep 29 2007, 11:52 PM
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I guess you got me wrong with that part, i didn't mean the latency at all. It's your feeling of fingers when being nervous smile.gif


The main thing is to hear what you are playing so make sure you can hear yourself out of the monitors.


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post Sep 29 2007, 11:59 PM
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i konw my friend.. i just wanted to know if you had it ( the latency )
smile.gif i'll make shore that i can hear myself with the monitor...
thank's pavel you realy halped!! and thank's for all the good advisess you gave
me!!! keep on rocking heheh


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post Sep 30 2007, 12:02 AM
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You're welcome! No there is no latency, don't worry about that! smile.gif Have a great gig! smile.gif


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post Sep 30 2007, 12:08 AM
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will do!!! smile.gif and thank's again


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I never played before more ppl than maybe 100-150, tops. And in general maybe 50-70 ppl. So I don't know how I'd handle 2000 in the audience.

First time on stage was wierd, all the sound was very low (since it did not come out behind us like we were used to but up at the front of stage) and for use om stage it was all from the monitors. Was difficult to get the feeling of "this is me playing, that's my guitar sounding"

Just go out and deliver man! Noone in the audience can play it like you can and even if they could they are there to enjoy themselves.


And this is probably bad advice but I always have a few beers before a gig blink.gif I become relaxed and easy which help my fingers play relaxed. But only a couple beers, if I drink to much it's the crap.
And some good advice to follow that is that DON'T drink unless you're sure you can play play better with "cool nerves". A band mate from long ago who always played sober and was so tight and secure. He tried having just a couple drinks before a gig and he lost it, he forgot the order of the songs, which key we used to play them in and be made errors while playing etc.
With that I want to say don't drink before the gig if you're not sure you can handle it. he said afterwards "From now on I'm always plying sober"


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