Air Guitar Contest
Do you have mad shredding skills? If the answer is yes, this is your time to prove you’re the best of the best in Willis Music Florence’s Air Guitar Contest!
Contest begins Saturday Oct 15th at 12:00 PM, Willis Music Florence. Judges: Wildman Walker & Bob Sadler from Class-X radio. Grand Prizes include:
- Ibanez electric guitar
- Blackstar Fly amp
- D’Addario prize package
Below are participant rules and regulations. For more information or any questions, contact Denise Burkhardt (859)525-6050 ext 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each participant has to play air guitar on stage lasting for 1 minute or more.
- Participant plays a selection of their own choosing.
- Round 2: This is only if a tie breaker is needed and the contestants in the tie will repeat their performances from round 1 and through audience participation a winner will be chosen.
- Participant plays alone; backing bands, either with real or air instruments are not allowed; roadies and groupies are allowed to make up some image, but they have to leave the stage before performance.
- Participant has to play air guitar (i.e. air drums, piano and other instruments are not allowed). Air guitar can be acoustic, electric or both.
- Generally, there is no dress code and participant is encouraged to use any clothing and props that would add character and make the performance more interesting. However, any real musical equipment or crew (instruments, amplifiers, effect pedals, backing band members, etc) are strictly forbidden.
- The Judge uses a 10 point system: there are several criteria, the judge must give the contestant a score from 1 to 10 on each of the criteria. All scores are summed up. The contestant with maximal score wins.
- The criteria may vary, but usually the following is accounted:
- Technical merit: how much the performance looks like the real playing, including accurate reproduction of all fretwork, chords, solos and technical moves.
- Stage presence: a charisma of rock star, the ability to rock, lack of stage fright and power to drive thousands of listeners; involves doing guitar moves and other emotional demonstrations.
- Airness: the most subjective criterion, as “presentation” in figure skating — how much the performance was an object of art by itself, not only a simulation of playing guitar.