Auditionning for Maiden tribute band and I need some help!

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Re: Auditionning for Maiden tribute band and I need some help!

Postby steveonbass » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:44 pm

Go get 'em!!! You can do it man!
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Postby harleyyy » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:46 pm

Good luck! [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
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Postby aussiemark » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:52 pm

Good luck with the audition, and make sure you audition them too.
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Postby jfh2424 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:16 pm

Wow, that was quite something. These guys were serious. The first part was just playing certain Maiden riffs with them at super slow tempos to see if I got them right. Then they picked certain parts of songs and wanted to just hear me play them. Like "Play the second chorus of so and so...one two three go!". It was really different to play those parts without a drummer. We played some songs all together. At the end, they wanted me to do some stuff with the metrononme. I had to play the three main riffs of Powerslave with a metronome. At different tempos.

Never been through an audition like that. I had prepared 6 entire songs, but I didn't know that my performance of those songs would be scrutinized to that extent. Quite something.

I think I did well. I knew my stuff. I don't know if I did the best out of the seven or eight bassists who auditioned.

Interestingly enough, we didn't spend THAT much time playing all together. I don't know how they are going to be able to know how our collective groove or time will be.

Even if I don't get it, I'm happy I went. It was definately a new experience. They are really good, what little I got to hear of playing with them as well as seeing their Youtube stuff.

Thanks for the words of encouragement, guys!

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Re: Auditionning for Maiden tribute band and I need some help!

Postby aussiemark » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:22 pm

Sounds like they really put you through the wringer! I've never been to an audition like that, and I hope I never will - that style of audition would freak me out. Best of luck with hearing back from them. It's all good experience, whether you get the gig or not. After an audition like that you can cope with any audition you'll ever have to do!
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Re: Auditionning for Maiden tribute band and I need some help!

Postby harleyyy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:10 am

What Mark said.
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Re: Auditionning for Maiden tribute band and I need some help!

Postby jfh2424 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:04 am

Yep, it was a little freaky.

I don't think I got it. I just received an email they sent to all the bassists saying that they will be contacting us later as they have other bassists to audition. Doesn't seem to me like something you send when you are really interested in a player.

But hey, I gave it my best shot and I learned a lot from this audition about my strengths and weaknesses. That's the good thing about being well prepared: if it doesn't work, it means that someone else was better suited and I have no regrets. No should've, could've, etc.

The metronome stuff was cool. I am a bit of a disciple of Ed Friedland and he has written several articles on the importance of timekeeping and working with a metronome. While I had not worked out these songs with a metronome, when the guitarist pulled it out, I was pretty comfortable because I work with the metronome every week, doing subdivisions of different note values. So I pretty much nailed that part, as far as I can tell. So here's to Ed!

Thanks again for the help and support, guys!

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Re: Auditionning for Maiden tribute band and I need some help!

Postby harleyyy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:51 am

Well, if you didn't , you sure have alot to offer with that level head of yours.I am not sure how I would have handled that, but it wouldn't have been as accepting as you (inner child minor struggle thing)....kudos bro.
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Postby ghiadub » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:47 pm

Major props John. I have been to a lot of auditions and that one would have taken my cake (and my pride).
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Postby spideyjg » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:51 pm

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