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(@niklas)
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Lately I have been feeling I really need to play in a band to develop and motivate my guitar playing. So looked around a bit on google, and I don't know if it's luck or destiny, but almost straight away I found a bassplayer looking for a metal/hardrock guitarist living in the same area as me.

I think it's him and a another guitarplayer in the band now and they are looking for more people.

So i have beed called to an audition on Friday evening. All have to do is to play one metal/hardrock song that I've chosen myself for them.

They want a sologuitarist so I think I'm going to play Judas Priests "Beyond the Realms of Death", which has both a great long solo and one more technical.

So I was wondering if anyone have any input/advice about auditions?

"Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage."


   
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 Bish
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Be humble but be prepared.

Good luck.

Bish

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(@embrace_the_darkness)
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Be honest about things; how much time you have to dedicate to band practice, your abilities, what you want to get from being in a band....

Most of all, be yourself and have fun. Good luck! :)

Pete

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(@nexion)
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Be honest.

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


   
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(@niklas)
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Thanks for the advice.

I have feeling that these guys are quite serious and also good musicans from the little contact I've had with them. At least I have nothing to lose auditioning :wink: . This week there's going to be a lot of practising.

"Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage."


   
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(@dogbite)
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but what if they are not very good at all? :oops:
I guess be prepared for something great terrible and something in between.
sometimes the first get togethers dont jive. dont give up. getting to know each others strengths is part of playing together well..

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@trguitar)
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You got guts Niklas. That is what I need to do! Good luck and give them heck! :twisted:

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


   
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(@niklas)
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Dogbite, you may be right, but they had come second in a talent show though. The most intresting part was that they play the same music style as me.

It is ridicolously hard to find other people to jam with, there's to much that has to click. You have to be intrested in the same music, live in the same area and most importantly get along with the other band members.

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(@dogbite)
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Niklas. I do hope this works out. I have been blessed in always having great people to jam with. ( we meet every friday night at a friends studio. I have been attending for ten years now. it has been going on for 18 years).
you are correct about the fragile dynamic with band mates. the big plus on your side is that you are into the same genre of music.
hope it is great. fingers crossed for you.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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