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post Dec 19 2007, 04:39 AM
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Hey Muris.

It's been a while biggrin.gif

Anyways, some people I know are gonna be doing a gig on saturday, and they asked me to come and play just a couple of songs with them (like 3 or 4).

And, as you can probably Imagine, I'm pretty nervous... since I've never done public shows before.

So what I wanted to ask you was, how was your first Gig, and do you have any advice for a first timer?

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post Dec 19 2007, 11:52 AM
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Hey Slamm,it's been a while indeed,good to hear from you!! smile.gif

How was my first gig?
Can't recall really,when and where was that,no idea... blink.gif

But here's quick advice. smile.gif
Try to play tunes you're comfortable with,
easy to understand why,will make you feel good and confident.
And main thing is to play " for yourself", sort of speech.
Imagine you're in your room with your buddies,
trying to have a good time while audience is there just in passing by. wink.gif
Conclusion is,if you have good time on stage,they will have good time watching and listening.
Simple as that biggrin.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 04:33 PM
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Hey thanks alot.

Thats just the advice I was hoping for.

btw. now that I think about it, you have done so many gigs that you definetly woudn't remember your first laugh.gif

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post Dec 19 2007, 04:43 PM
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Just thought I'd add that being nervous is something everyone is before a gig, theres nothing to do about it. Its because you are nervous that the gig gets soooo much more awesome when you finish the last song.
Trust me, the second you plug the guitar in you wont be nervous at all.

Good luck and have fun!! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Dec 19 2007, 04:33 PM) *
btw. now that I think about it, you have done so many gigs that you definetly woudn't remember your first laugh.gif


Something like that,yeah wink.gif

QUOTE (Robin @ Dec 19 2007, 04:43 PM) *
Just thought I'd add that being nervous is something everyone is before a gig, theres nothing to do about it. Its because you are nervous that the gig gets soooo much more awesome when you finish the last song.
Trust me, the second you plug the guitar in you wont be nervous at all.

Good luck and have fun!! biggrin.gif


I wouldn't say it that way Robin,
many are nervous before gig but not everyone,
there's excitement too which isn't being nervous imho,
this feeling is soo much better. smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 07:12 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 19 2007, 09:17 AM) *
Something like that,yeah wink.gif
I wouldn't say it that way Robin,
many are nervous before gig but not everyone,
there's excitement too which isn't being nervous imho,
this feeling is soo much better. smile.gif


exactly.... i havent played many shows but when i did i dont think i was nervous before them... i was anxious, couldnt wait and was really excited... that feeling will also make butterflies in your stomick haha...

but ya i would say what muris said... an audience like a "show" so just standing uo there and playing all nervous like will make the audience feel uncomfortable... so just get up there and have fun.. dance around a bit and play to the audience like you would any of your friends... do some back to back solos and stuff haha... little things like that audiences really like to see smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (Khaos Keith @ Dec 19 2007, 07:12 PM) *
exactly.... i havent played many shows but when i did i dont think i was nervous before them... i was anxious, couldnt wait and was really excited... that feeling will also make butterflies in your stomick haha...

but ya i would say what muris said... an audience like a "show" so just standing uo there and playing all nervous like will make the audience feel uncomfortable... so just get up there and have fun.. dance around a bit and play to the audience like you would any of your friends... do some back to back solos and stuff haha... little things like that audiences really like to see smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2007, 08:35 PM
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Hey, thanks everyone for the advice smile.gif
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post Dec 19 2007, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (Slammer @ Dec 19 2007, 08:35 PM) *
Hey, thanks everyone for the advice smile.gif


You're welcome Slamm,keep us updated,want impression from gig biggrin.gif


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post Dec 23 2007, 05:53 PM
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Hey.

Anyways, last night was the gig.

LOL, it went pretty good, it was at a resturant/bar.

Funny thing is I thought there was gonna be a bunch of ppl there. But by the time I played it was like 11:30 pm, so there was only about 7 ppl there laugh.gif

But it was fun, I played a couple songs.
And at the end we played sweet home chicago, and I got to bust out back to back solos laugh.gif

a couple ppl came and commented on my playing, so that was cool too.

So, thanks once again for the good advice. smile.gif
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post Dec 23 2007, 07:19 PM
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Hey Slamm,glad it went cool!! smile.gif

Let me tell you one more thing,I've had gigs in front of 5 people up to tens of thousands.
And best feeling is to play for couple of guys,real interaction is there.
I mean,you can interact with large crowd as well but it's not that personal and nice,
I guess you felt that and they felt it too,that's why they came to you to comment your playing. biggrin.gif
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I always get overly excited before a gig. Never get nervous and never have. Think of it as a good opportunity to show your artistic talent to everyone and if you mess up say something funny about it. Laugh it off. But mostly enjoy it.


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QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 23 2007, 01:19 PM) *
Hey Slamm,glad it went cool!! smile.gif

Let me tell you one more thing,I've had gigs in front of 5 people up to tens of thousands.
And best feeling is to play for couple of guys,real interaction is there.
I mean,you can interact with large crowd as well but it's not that personal and nice,
I guess you felt that and they felt it too,that's why they came to you to comment your playing. biggrin.gif
Thumbs up mate wink.gif


Yeah, Thanks Muris.

I think also not having many ppl there, made me less nervous, and I'm glad it wasn't like 100 ppl or something. laugh.gif
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