Metallica Day@america - Air Guitar Workshop & Contest
Tuesday 20 August 2013
RULES and REGULATION AIR GUITAR COMPETITION
Please note on the following:
- To be able to compete, you have to attend the workshop on Sunday, August 25 at 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM.
- Each performance is played to 1 minute (60 sec.) of a Metallica song:
The 60 seconds can start anywhere in the song; performers can hand in the CD with the edited song to @america on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 12 PM at the latest.
The instrument must be invisible & be an “electric guitar.” (Sorry, “air drumming is not allowed.)
Back-up bands (air or real) are not allowed.
Please dress up, with make up if possible. You will get an extra point.
Metallica Air Guitar Contest has two rounds: Round 1 (freestyle): each contestant performs to a Metallica song of their choice(or @america will provide). Round 2 (compulsory): top contestants from round 1 perform a Metallica song provided by the @america team.
Announcement of winner will take place at @america on August 25, 2013 at 15:00 PM.
- All performances are scored on a scale from 4.0 to 6.0 – 6.0 being the highest possible.
- Scores are given to one decimal point (e.g. 5.4, not 5.48).
- A single score is given to each air guitarist based on their overall performance in that round.
- The score reflects the quality of the performance based on three key criteria.
- Technical merit, you don’t have to know what notes you’re playing, but the more your invisible fretwork corresponds to the music that’s playing, the better the performance.
Stage presence. This includes costume and make up. Anyone can do it in the privacy of their bedroom. Few have what it takes to rock a crowd of hundreds or even thousands – all without an
“Airness” Airness. The last criteria is the most difficult to define yet often the most decisive of all. Airness is defined as the extent to which a performance transcends the imitation of a real guitarand becomes an artform in and of itself.
The scores from BOTH ROUNDS are added to determine the contestants’ final scores. This combined score determines the winner.
The results of the jury are final and cannot be appealed.