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How to overcome audience fear?

I play the piano and have to frequently perform on stage, and participate in competitions. Sometimes, I remain calm and played well. However, at times, I also do feel nervous, and this resulted to me playing badly for the performance or competition. What do you think I should do before the performance to keep myself calm?

merged by Matthew Read Jun 14 '11 at 21:12

This question was merged with How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.