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comment Computer-aided musicology
If making it work properly in an IDE is the issue, you should try PyDev for Eclipse, or PyScripter for an easier setup that's not Eclipse. I've found the easiest PyDev in Eclipse environment is Aptana Studio, which is a tailored Eclipse that easily loads PyDev as a module. Perhaps this is because Aptana is also responsible for PyDev.
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Occasionally, not always. More so than the caffeine, I think the milk isn't good for vocals, but that's not fact, just a guess. Personally, I've noticed I perform better with caffeine in me and it is a performance-enhancing drug according to exercise physiologists, but I drink so much that it doesn't affect me greatly. Not everyone can tolerate the caffeine in a cup of coffee, however.
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Two+ years of practice hasn't solved the issue. QED more practice is not the solution. Doing the same thing expecting different results is insanity. You're not anxious because you don't know how to play, you're anxious because that's your nature when you're in front of people. The answer isn't to practice guitar more, it's to play in front of people more in low-stress situations and to be ok with playing imperfectly and with nerves. Accept it and it will begin to go away as you acclimate yourself to playing in front of others
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
My technique was to go to a coffee shop outdoors and wait for it to clear out, then start playing. In my head, anyone who sat down after that had implicitly given me permission to play.
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Agreed. To get over this I had to a) accept and believe that the music was positive even if my performance wasn't perfect, or even particularly good, b) accept at face value people's positive feedback and c) practice in public places all the time, since other people enjoy it and gets me used to playing while people hear it.
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answered Will steel strings wear out my nickel frets ?
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answered I need help understanding the concept of chord inversions.
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answered Should I learn to read standard notation?
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answered Sharp / Flat: Collectively known as property by what name?
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answered Getting consistent tone from barre chords
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answered How to figure out what key a piece is in?
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answered What to have in mind when traveling by plane with my guitar?
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answered Improving fretting hand strength