Auditions

October 27, 2007 12:32am CST
Tomorrow afternoon I have another audition. I hate 'em. It's just plain nerve wracking. It's hard to go sing without an audience. And you've got to fit in with musicians who're like family. Sometimes it's a stone wall. Other times it's easier. But how can a band expect a person to be at their best under that kind of pressure. The last band I was in wasn't like that. We would let anyone we auditioned hang out for the whole practice and get loosened up. Get the audition-ee relaxed and feeling peaceful. Then we could get a bigger picture of the person and if they would be a good match. I hope this is the band I've been waiting for. Dude says he's an undertaker...for real. Oh boy...wish me luck!
2 responses
• United States
27 Oct 07
That sounds pretty cool...good luck and all. Be sure to post on here and tell us how it went. I think the hangin' out and letting the auditionee get comfortable is a great approach. Actually, if a band doesn't do it like that you have to wonder about 'em--you know?
27 Oct 07
Thanks, that's for sure. I used to live in Michigan. That's how we did things there, but Music City is a whole different world. Everyone wants to hear a demo... jeeeesh... Sometimes I want to say "You're a bar band for cryin' out loud. Get a grip." But you know... I'd never get work that way. LOL And anyway I've heard a lot of singers sound really good on a recording and really bad when you hear 'em live. I watched this one girl singer get recorded. She's so bad live, but that recording engineer made her sound like a queen. lol That whole demo thing is a wash, if you ask me.
• United States
27 Oct 07
Yeah, you're right. There are so many tricks anymore due to the digital domain. I mean the auto-tuner is just one approach. If one knows anything about editing and has some creativity--ANYTHING is possible when it comes to recording. Once again, good luck tomorrow. :)
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
so how was it? did you made it? i am a singer and i understand freely on what you are feeling. it is really hard to sing without any audiences. well i hope you amde it.