Having the chance to audition for a guitar concert is an exciting and also to some extent a stressful experience.
After all the guitar lessons you have attended,you now have the opportunity to tell others how much you are a guitarist.
If you are attending a guitar audition for the first time,you should read these tips to help you before,during and after the nerve-wracking performance. [dcl=6856]
Before The Audition
Make sure you get a copy of the song you will play weeks or even months before the casting date. Remember the basic concepts of the musical theory of your guitar lessons as you study the piece carefully and memorize it. If the piece is composed of complicated chords or if you playing for the first time guitar chords containing many unknown techniques,learn it piece by piece. Guitar teachers are your best collaborators when it comes to a complex piece.
Don’t hesitate to get help from your mentor. Also gather some information about the act,band or group you are auditioning for. If it’s a band,listen to their songs to get an idea of what kind of guitar music they play and what they are expecting from promising candidates.
Try playing guitar chords from the band’s songs and see which riffs and scales they use. Rest and sleep the night before the audition. If you are tired and sleepy on the day of the audition,you may not be able to properly focus on your part. And when you audition for a metal band or rock,you definitely need all your energy to play the piece.
During The Audition
Attending an audition with guitar is like going to a normal job interview. This gives you the opportunity to impress the reviewing committee and convince them that you deserve this chance. To make a good impression,dress appropriately and be on time or arrive at least 30 minutes before the show.[dcl=6977]
This gives you enough time to prepare and configure your equipment and even interact with other candidates. When talking to other contestants,pay attention to your ways and never let your ego get the best of you. Even if you think you’re a better guitarist than some of them,don’t be too sure. They need the confidence to do their best on stage and there is a big difference between believing in yourself and boasting.
Concentrate on your play during the show and don’t let anything distract you. Strum your guitar strings and give the best performance ever like it’s your last one and let your instrument create a beautiful guitar music. If you know that you have done your best,you will not regret it even if you don’t get the job.
After The Audition
After your performance,don’t forget to thank the music director or managing body of the event. Pack your equipment and leave the scene as fast as you can,because another is probably waiting for the presentation.
Avoid criticizing yourself after the audition because it will not help you or matching your confidence level. If you have not been selected,consider this as a learning experience. Other Chances are there waiting and you still have a lot of auditions before you to attend.[dcl=6984]