Metallica Day@america - Air Guitar Workshop & Contest

Tuesday 20 August 2013
Metallica Day@america - Air Guitar Workshop & Contest



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.
Judging criteria:
  • 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 guitar 
    and 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.