At least once in our musical lives have we all been in a situation where we’ve needed to do an audition.
Just like a job interview, we all know how nerve-wracking the auditioning process is even if we know the other musicians involved.
This article I found called 8 Important Tips For Musicians On How To Audition lists eight things to remember when going for an audition.
Regarding the importance of these eight auditioning tips the article states…
It’s not always the best musicians that secures the job. Quite often, it’s the player that can cut the gig, but is also easy to work with.
Whether you’re the most qualified and proficient or not with your craft is important, but it’s the person that follows these tips – and can play well enough – that gets hired for the spot.
Those tips in a nutshell are as follows:
- Arrive early
- Show up gig ready
- Shake hands with everyone
- Speak only in positives
- Ask questions
- Thank everyone
Of course the article goes into the tips in much more detail but the general gist of the article is that when auditioning you need to put your best foot forward, be on time, be prepared and be THAT person that everyone wants to work with and be associated with (in short, don’t be an idiot).
Have you ever needed to go to an audition for a band? Let me know how you went. I’m sure that there are some good auditioning stories to share with everyone.
Until next time, just go for it,
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