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Audition During Packing for a Move

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Chuck Chill-Out, Oct 11, 2017.


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  1. I was asked to audition at my church next Monday to play bass with worship bands and our choir and orchestra. My family and I are also packing to move into a new house in a week and a half.

    Haven't practiced in a few weeks since we've been busy putting things in boxes...

    Hoping all goes well.
     
  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    You have over a week. Put in a few minutes a day. Even when work/life prevents me from doing much practicing, I try to at least run a few scales and a few songs every day. Makes a big difference. Good luck.
     
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  3. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Did they give you a list to learn? Most P&W songs are pretty easy.
     
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  4. Unless they’ve given you songs to prepare, there isn’t anything to practice. They will most likely pass out some music and ask you to play along. It could be simple chord charts, lead sheets, piano scores, or a written bass part, depending on the church and expected level of musicianship.

    If you can read, you’ll be fine.
    If it is just charts, stick to roots and lock with bass drum till you ascertain the style.

    The most important musical traits for Praise and Worship rhythm players are reading, and knowledge of pop/rock styles.
     
  5. Beamrider

    Beamrider

    Aug 24, 2007
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Break a leg buddy!!!
     
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  6. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Hope the audition and the move both go smoothly.
    That's potentially a lot of stress in one week!
     
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  7. No list or music. I've been practicing the music our choir gets. I sing 1st Tenor in the choir and worship teams. And no, I am not to the point of singing and playing...yet.


    By the way, DON'T BLINK!!!
     
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  8. Thanks all. My 11 year old daughter sat in on my practice this evening.
    "Dad, you are flat...that's better." She is an encourager.

    She is also dishing back me "assisting" with her French Horn practicing.
     
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  9. Good luck. Have fun with it and remember to make a joyful noise.
     
  10. Ironbar

    Ironbar Inactive

    Aug 24, 2013
    Tigard, Oregon
    That was neither humorous nor a gig story. ;)
     
  11. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    Make a joyful noise!


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    You'll be fine. Have fun!
     
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  13. Well, two things from the audition:
    1. My home built fretless sounds great through the church sound system.
    2. I will be placed in rotation with the worship bands and the choir and orchestra.
    So I guess you can say I have an actual steady gig.
    Oh, and my family will be moving next Friday into a new home that has a woodshop so I will get back into building.
     
  14. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    :thumbsup:
     

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