Questions tagged [stage-fright]

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How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?

I have been learning how to play Spanish guitar for more than two years and half. Every time my friends ask me to play something, I get scared and my hands start to shake. How to break this fear? I ...
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Forgetting the musical notes while performing in concert

Yesterday I performed my favorite piano piece "Liebestraum no.3" by Franz Liszt in an audition. I forgot a lot of its musical notes although that I prepared it very well and I even played it a lot in ...
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Tips for how to stay calm before a concert

I have a big performance coming up and I am SUPER anxious that I'll mess up the song or something. I need help from anyone who has had experience with orchestra concerts and that sort of thing. How ...
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I feel like I don't evolve, and sometimes shamed when playing with someone better than me

I'm currently 15 years old, and I play violin on the church. I started playing there when I was 9 years old, and always loved doing what I do, specially for the reason I do it. I sometimes play with ...
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What are good tips for remaining composed during one's first public performance?

One's first public performance can be daunting in terms of the amount of anxiety involved. How should first time performers who have never been on stage (or performed in front of unknown people) deal ...
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Performance fright while playing in front of public, a teacher, an examiner, even a couple of colleagues [duplicate]

I have been fighting with this for sometimes and I am afraid I will have to give up. I don't know exactly what it is but when I play at home, I can perfectly and smoothly play any piece I know from ...
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I have a problem with tempo during recordings

This is my first time ever using this site-- But I'm in desperate need for advice. Essentially, I decided to YouTube videos each week to help me stay motivated an practice-- One of the biggest, and ...
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How to be calm and relaxed during a performance, recital, or competition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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I don't feel anxious on stage, but I perform badly

I never thought myself to have stage fright. I never feel anxious or scared about performing. However, when I get on stage my performance is suddenly horrible. Easy songs become impossible. How do I ...
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How to smoothly slow down after you've accidentally sped up

When I'm playing a performance, I often find myself speeding up. Over the course of a tune, I may speed up to the fastest I can play the piece, or even beyond. I find myself unable to slow down ...
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How can I get over the fear of being recorded in music? [duplicate]

I've started playing the violin about 2 years ago, and I have to admit I have no confidence in my playing at all. Whenever I practise alone, I always feel terrible after and yet when I practise with ...
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My question is about reducing camera nervousness

I am about to shoot for my first music video for a big band but am very nervous . I don't wish to spoil the entire song just because of my nervousness ... how can I destress myself or make myself feel ...
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Getting lost in music while performing [duplicate]

When I am practicing alone (or in front of my parents), I always get lost in my music and in my own world (I play piano). However, when I practice in front of people I am uncomfortable with, I ...
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