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    Default How can I work at Coachella?

    Hi there!

    I have been searching around online but have not found any answers about working at the festival! I understand that a few years ago there was a volunteering scheme, but people took advantage of that and started sneaking others in. Does anyone know if there will be any jobs available, like ushering working at the campsites etc? and if so, where I can apply?

    Thanks for any help!!


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    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
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    Default Re: How can I work at Coachella?

    I got a job for you.

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    Sucking dick for quarters on the campgrounds should net you a lot of money during the festival.

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    Exercise Your Fingers
    Both Adam Summers and Guitaristant (clever name, right?), at, suggest building the strength in your fingers. Their suggestions include practicing scales, using finger weights and doing finger press-ups. Summers reminds you to stretch your fingers and not to forget about the pinky. Guitaristant warns against overdoing it--a few exercises a day will suffice.

    Easy Chord Changes
    Practice easy chord changes. Your brain will find the right fingering faster, and you'll be less frustrated. Summers suggests trying these combinations: G to A, E to A, D to G.

    Visualize the Chord
    Visualizing the chord you'd like to change to will prepare your brain and your fingers for the move. Rather than stumbling to get your fingers into place after you've lifted them off the frets, you'll know where they are headed.

    Play in Your Head
    Take the visualization one step farther and practicing in your head. Imagine yourself holding the guitar, and then imagine playing a chord and where and how your fingers have to move in order to change into the next planned chord.

    Pick the Chord
    Pick each note of the chord to find dead strings. You'll be able to hear which finger is causing the dead string, and then you can make a conscious adjustment, which will train your fingers deliberately and help them remember for the next time. This will also build strength in the fingers.

    Three Chord Transistions
    Summers suggests that your brain will retain chord changes faster if you practice changing between three chords at a time.

    Do it Blindfolded
    Once you've learned how to play all of the chords, practice the chords and chord changes without looking. This forces your fingers to learn where to go without relying on your eyes. Your transitions will become smoother and more natural, like when you write an email without looking at the keyboard.
    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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