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I auditioned for my friends band just now... and I FAILED. - August 11th 2009, 03:39 PM

I play guitar like it's my job. Honestly do, I plan on it actually being my job. My teacher is gonna try to help me get solo classicl gigs. But I would love to be in a band.
Today, my friend asked to come over last minute to 'audition' me. He brought one of his friends who I kind of know and.. I just got scared out of my mind.
I didn't even act like it, just played like SHIT. I CANT play when I'm nervous and don't know what to play.

I couldn't remember the Megadeth song they told me to play at all... I could barely play Stairway To Heaven that I just relearned that morning. (learned it a few months ago, havn't played it since, and have been playing it all morning)

I just... fuck I don't know what to do. I missed probably my only chance to be in a band and possibly get somewhere. These guys are GOOD. They record at the end of the month, they're serious about this. And I suck.


Yet another thing to make me want to quit trying to get anywhere. Already I might not try out for jazz band again.. now I can't play rock. The music I live and breathe, on the instrament that I love to peices, I can't do it.
Anyone have an idea on how to fix this without coming off to my friend as a douche or someone who's trying too hard?

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Re: I auditioned for my friends band just now... and I FAILED. - August 11th 2009, 04:19 PM

Maybe ask your friend if you can just play for him and prove that you really can play those songs? You know you can and you deserve another try. Explain that you freaked out about playing because you were uncomfortable with it being last minute and having someone else there as well.
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Re: I auditioned for my friends band just now... and I FAILED. - August 11th 2009, 04:25 PM

ask for another audition in a few days when you've had time to practice? He asked you last minute, so that should be taken into account. if not, tell him this!
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Re: I auditioned for my friends band just now... and I FAILED. - August 11th 2009, 05:13 PM

Yeah, ask for another try out but maybe in a place where you feel comfortable? Although even if you don't get the part a better oppurtunity might come along for you. You said it yourself that your teacher is trying to get your performances so you might have a stroke of luck there...?

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Re: I auditioned for my friends band just now... and I FAILED. - August 11th 2009, 05:17 PM

I agree, ask for another chance and just tell him that you were a little off because it was last minute that you were asked. And when your auditioning, just relax and pretend no-one is there but you so maybe you'll play more comfortably.
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