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#1001372 - 12/17/08 05:32 PM Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
JeanieA Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 512
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I'm facing down my fears and playing in a Christmas recital tonight (on my wedding anniversary, too!). I try and do this every so often to get past the stage fright. Not too bad right now, but there's still a few hours to go....
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#1001373 - 12/17/08 05:42 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
timeturner Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 26
*hugs* You are going to do fine. I'll put on some Christmas music so I can pretend I'm there with you \:\) Best wishes!

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#1001374 - 12/17/08 05:43 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Kawai, HI Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 200
Loc: Hawaii
Good luck! And good for you for facing the fears.
Have fun.
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#1001375 - 12/17/08 05:45 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Horowitzian Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Best wishes! Keep positive thoughts in your head at all times before, during, and after the performance. Never doubt yourself.
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#1001376 - 12/17/08 05:45 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
saerra Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 842
Loc: Atlanta, GA
*** Much good thoughts and energy being sent your way! ***

\:\) I hope you actually ENJOY it, even if just a little bit ;\)

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#1001377 - 12/17/08 05:54 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Ivory Dreams Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Central NC
With all the good wishes we are all sending to you.............You will be AWESOME!

KNOCK 'EM DEAD!
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You can own a Chickering, Christifori, or Steinway, but if you can't play it.... It is just a piece of eye candy.

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#1001378 - 12/17/08 06:04 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Matt H Offline
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Registered: 03/26/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Indiana
Break a leg (just not a piano leg). And have fun.

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#1001379 - 12/17/08 07:39 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Lisztener Offline
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Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
JeanieA,[/b]

Your signature line is a hoot!

You and Monica K. have much in common. \:\)

For any person or being who might think of coming between you and a successful recital performance, I'll force-feed the witches potion to them to keep them at a distance.

Here is the bard's concoction that they must ingest:

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Round about the couldron go:
In the poisones entrails throw.
Toad,that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweated venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first in the charmed pot.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.
For charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and couldron bubble.

Scale of dragon,tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd in the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat; andslips of yew
silver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by the drab,-
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For ingrediants of our cauldron.
Double,double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.[/b]

Witches Chant from Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

Best wishes for your success, ;\)

Lisztener
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#1001380 - 12/17/08 08:16 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 512
Loc: Reno, Nevada
You guys are so supportive (and funny!), thank you!

T-minus 1 hr. 45 minutes and I'm not shaking yet. I think I'm feelin' the love!
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#1001381 - 12/17/08 08:22 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17809
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
You'll do great. Just remember this: You will be nervous. That is normal. Don't sweat it, and just keep playing. Your audience will have no idea how nervous you are, and they will not notice any mistakes.

Let us know how it goes! \:\)
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#1001382 - 12/17/08 08:38 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
pianoluvr Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 172
Good luck! I hope everything went very well!
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#1001383 - 12/17/08 09:08 PM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
bluekeys Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
Piano Mojo is being beamed at you via the inter tubes at this very moment....bzzzzzzzz. Now you can't help but do great! ;\)

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#1001384 - 12/18/08 12:12 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 512
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Thanks, guys! Just home and it went pretty well. I kept the nerves under better control than years past, even with a much larger audience than we've had previously.

I must say, though, that those cute little six year olds, who coincidentally are MY computer students at a local elementary school (can't wait for the critique from the kindergartners tomorrow), are a very tough act to follow. Those sweet little velvet and taffeta dresses, hair bows, and patent leather shoes...you can forgive A LOT of wrong notes when the cute little pianist's feet don't touch the floor when they're seated on the bench!!

My Jim Brickman arrangement of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" went quite well, only a few very minor mistakes.

My second piece, "We Three Kings" (done in the style of Franz Liszt) went well for the first 3/4. The second to last line has this alternate hand, down-the-scale run that took me some time to learn and, you guessed it, that's where it fell apart. I floundered around for a couple of seconds, glossed over it and finished up with the big chords that sound SO nice on a long grand.

Oh, well...no regrets, it's done and I'm actually fairly pleased with the results. And, there's always NEXT year. Recital's over; NOW I can play my holiday music for fun!

Thanks for all the good energy sent my way, thanks to all and to all a Merry (insert winter holiday celebrated here)! \:\)
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#1001385 - 12/18/08 12:59 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Lisztener Offline
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Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
JeanieA[/b]


Hooray! \:D

Lisztener
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#1001386 - 12/18/08 04:58 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
LaValse Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1224
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
Bravo JeanieA...
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#1001387 - 12/18/08 05:08 AM Re: Recital tonight! Please send good thoughts...
Ivory Dreams Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Central NC
WELL DONE!
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