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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
just a random note on what NOT to do: I was at an Open Mike Night last night and was trying to decide what to play. I was afraid to pick a difficult piece due to the ultimate fear of forgetting mid-piece how it goes. So I started thinking about the pieces I knew and try to think out how each one goes. Big mistake! Without the keys in front of me it was a hopeless thing. All it did was kill my confidence and make me sure I'd forget how to play the piece. Practice ahead of the performance to ensure you're confident you know the material. But don't think about it right before the performance!
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
As an addendum to this answer, the perfect way to follow this strategy is to find Open Mike Nights in your area. These vary, but the whole purpose of Open Mike Nights is to provide a venue for artists to practice performing. I was just at an Open Mike Night last night. Some of the performers were really not prepared at all and did not do a good job. It makes it a lot easier to not worry about making mistakes when every performer before you has made several mistakes! Different OMN's have different levels of performer skill, so find one with unskilled performers and scale up from there.
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comment How do I begin finally making music on the piano?
I figured that forgetting how to play pieces if you don't practice them for a whole was normal and expected. Certainly my piano teacher seems to regard it as a normal thing that happens to him too. Are there really pianists out there who don't sometimes forget how to play at least part of a piece after neglecting to practice it for months?
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comment What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
that looks like it to me...well done.
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comment What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
IIRC the sheet music I have is a different version and uses the right key signature, though a lot of the Bb are explicitly marked anyway.
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