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just auditioned and they didnt like my sound!!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jeb stuart, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. jeb stuart

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    yeah kinda like an update status. just talking shop
     
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    naw he is a good guy with his own vision. a job or how much money a job pays out would never make the man to me.

    and the squinted eyes thing is just me battling self doubt and not trusting my abilities. i like my music a lot but if someone else does also i ask, is it cause they know me, are they being nice. etc.
     
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    you guys are funny. "mmm cupcakes."
     
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    I would suggest the lesson learned here is to understand what the expectations are of any gig you are auditioning for. When I have auditioned for bands I ask them for their complete set list, and ask them to narrow down five-ten songs I would play at the first rehearsal. If they send over a list of Maroon5 songs I know before spending my and their time that it's not a good fit.
     
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    As has been said, when you audition for a pro gig then the customer is always right. He's not saying you are a bad player, just that your style doesn't fit what he needs. He's paying, he's the boss. Welcome to the world of pro music!
     
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    Director/Producer: I want a John Williams type score.
    Composer: I can do that.
    Director/Producer: But I want it cheap. Can you do it cheaply?
    Composer: Define "cheaply".

    This is how it works for film.:cool:
     
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    Not if he's into Maroon 5 they aint.
     
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    You could also view this as a chance to expand your playing/writing outside of what you are used to. If you are looking to do this kind of work, it would worthwhile to learn to work with a producer and adapt your playing style. It is probably rare that the first song's first listen has him leaping in the air screaming, "That is the one!".
     
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    You're experience of film scoring sounds pretty positive compared to mine.

    Director/producer: "we want a full score plus opening and closing tracks"

    Me: "budget"?

    D/P: " there isn't one. Look, loads of us have done stuff for free on this film. Think of it as a CV. You'll get loads of exposure and it will open up a new audience for you"

    Me: "what's your marketing budget? What about distribution"

    D/P "We haven't got one"

    I declined.
     
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    I don't get the whole cupcake thing.
     
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    If you cant do that with our budget, can you do James Horner instead?
     
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    Depends...You want Humanoids Of The Deep era or Titanic?:lol:
     
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    Either will work if the price is right. But Titanic is my first choice with the Oscar.
     
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    You probably didn't read the initial post.
     
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    I've been turned down plenty of times for different things...doing guitar/bass/drums for various projects, or in bands. No big deal. Other times got hired before I got halfway through first song. I always just figured it was the position of the moon that day or whatever.

    Now, where did I leave that box of cupcakes?
     
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    I did. What I meant is that I can't believe that a cupcake shop can successfully exist.
     
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    cupcake delivery is key to a good business plan :lol:

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    So go back in there and look over his cupcakes, and when he asks you if you like anything you see, tell him, "Actually I was looking for something more like this," and hand him a Hostess.
     
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    There is such a thing as a "cupcake joint"?
     
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