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Online Garfield

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Open Mic!!!!
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:03:08 pm »
Evening all.
I've just to been to my first open mic here's the evidence. This was the second song I played I had rehearsed three but it was busy so everyone got two I won't post the first as there were feedback issues. The sound is pretty bad on this one really.

https://youtu.be/HY6L52gPaw0

Anyway I've been playing 2.5 years and I would never have believed that I would ever have voluntarily done this in a million years. I still get nervous when I'm playing for the phone or my wife.

Really nice people at the open mic all happy to talk guitar I'll be going back.

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 11:37:32 pm »
Congrats Gareth. You're actually doing one of the things you dreamed you'd do. Kudos and bravo.
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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 01:30:17 am »
Congratulations Gareth! This is a wonderful achievement, more than that it's a dream you didn't even dare to have and now it's a reality. Clapping and foot stamping from me.

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 08:08:32 am »
Congratulations Gareth, that was really cool.  Do you have nerves of steel or something? Sounded real good also. What was the other song you played?
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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 08:17:58 am »
Nice one Gareth, now you’ve broken the ice it’s going to be much easier next time!
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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 08:45:19 am »
Thanks guys. This isnt some longstanding ambition that I've realised in fact I'm not sure why I wanted to do it I guess all this practice by myself seems a waste if I'm not going to share it.

Last night I was told about another one that's next week. I think I might try that one too.

Johann I really don't have nerves of steel but I wasn't that nervous either after all what's the worst that can happen? You'd definitely be okay at an open mic so would a lot of the people on here. The other song I played was this year's love, I played it okay but was wasn't stood near enough to the Mic I was also getting weird feedback. Someone told me I should get s feedback buster? I'll investigate.

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 12:05:53 pm »
Congrats Gareth! You did great and kudos to get up there in front of strangers. No way I could do that.
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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 03:16:52 pm »
Thrilled and delighted for you, Gareth. You sounded really good, some neat embellishments/lkcks. Your relaxed, laid-back  vocal sounded real confident. A milestone to celebrate.


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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 03:27:20 pm »
Good stuff! Playing live is a natural progression. You held everyone's attention, and got a nice round of applause. That says it all. 

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 06:40:08 pm »
Congrats Gareth! You did great and kudos to get up there in front of strangers. No way I could do that.
I never thought I could. You definitely can your singing and playing is really solid.

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 06:45:04 pm »
I never thought I could. You definitely can your singing and playing is really solid.

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I sure appreciate your comment. But man, I'm not even that crazy about playing in front of my wife.  ;D
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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 02:04:41 am »
Congratulations Garfield! That is a big step - a very assured performance and nice smile at the end. Respect. Well done.

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2019, 08:55:41 am »
Yeah! Congratulations Garfield :) Well done! Great to see you playing for others :)
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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2019, 04:41:01 pm »
Great achievement, well deserving a round of applause or two :)

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Re: Open Mic!!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 10:40:14 pm »
Really great! I think I noticed you notice your wife was filming you near the end. I'm impressed that didn't throw you off! Looked like a tricky song, too! Well done!

 

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