Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
132 registered (Albunea, ando, anotherscott, Alexander Borro, 36251, 34 invisible), 1559 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#1003358 - 10/24/05 07:57 AM Now I feel better
Laura D Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 176
Loc: Pennsylvania
Saturday my daughter was in an honors recital, for the kids who got the best ratings in a recent audition. These are some of the best young pianists in the area. Lots of really nice music.

What made me feel better was seeing how many of them made nervous mistakes. One of the teenagers, who had received a Superior Plus rating in the audition on a gorgeous and difficult piece, blanked out in the middle of her piece, restarted it two more times, and finally just gracefully stood up, bowed, and walked back to her seat. Obviously she had not done that at her audition!

So it is not only me who gets nervous!

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1003359 - 10/24/05 08:26 AM Re: Now I feel better
Soleil_nuage Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 284
Loc: Virginia
Okay, Frau Schadenfreude!

Just kidding! \:D \:D

I felt the same way watching figure skating yesterday. These are the best skaters in the world and they were making mistakes and falling.

I was very impressed that after making mistakes, like falling on their butts, they got right up without skipping a beat, continued their skating, and ended their performances with smiles on their faces.

I don't think I appreciated how hard it is to do that until I started playing the piano.

A sports commentator asked one of the skaters how she felt when she fell down on one of the jumps. She responded that she didn't dwell on it, that she put it out of her mind, and focused on the rest of her routine.

Sorry this is a bit off topic.

Top
#1003360 - 10/24/05 01:10 PM Re: Now I feel better
Glyptodont Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 377
Loc: Wisconsin
That is one thing that frustrates me, also.

Some weeks I go to my lesson very very practiced and expect to do well, and I "clutch" and mess the pieces up.

Recently, I went to the recital with a piece that had an error-ridden section that I could NOT get right. At the lesson, it went flawlessly.

That's why it must be awful to be a concert pianist. When you are on the stage, you cannot afford to have a bad night. Whether you are tired, or distracted, or have a headache, you have to "deliver."

Nice to hear about the young people trying their wings like this.
_________________________
the Glyptodont

Top
#1003361 - 10/24/05 10:33 PM Re: Now I feel better
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17878
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by Laura D:
One of the teenagers, who had received a Superior Plus rating in the audition on a gorgeous and difficult piece, blanked out in the middle of her piece, restarted it two more times, and finally just gracefully stood up, bowed, and walked back to her seat. [/b]
Wow. You gotta give that young lady a tremendous amount of credit for maintaining her composure during what had to have been a nightmare for her. I get bent out of shape if I mess up a song just playing for my husband.

And Soleil_nuage, I don't think the figure skater analogy is off topic at all. The ability to put a mistake behind me and concentrate on the rest of the routine/piece is what I am striving for. I know that everybody makes mistakes, and I will always continue to make mistakes. But what frustrates me is that the mistakes get me anxious and that breeds more mistakes. I would love to be able to react as the professionals do. I don't know how they manage that, though. I suspect it involves just putting yourself in performance settings repeatedly and forcing yourself to go on through the errors.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#1003362 - 10/25/05 12:52 AM Re: Now I feel better
ChatNoir Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1498
Loc: Encino, California
I used to be terribly nervous in the old days when asked to play for an audience, be it large or small. Until I found out that hardly anybody paid attention to what I was doing. 6 bars into my piece, and their minds were on tomorrows dinners or last nights escapades or whatever else might come to mind. Of course, it was a little disconcerting to find out that I was not the center of the universe after all. But I got over it, and now I play wherever and whenever without a nerve in my body.
_________________________
Some men are music lovers. Others make love without it.

Top
#1003363 - 10/26/05 11:22 PM Re: Now I feel better
John Citron Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica Kern:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Laura D:
One of the teenagers, who had received a Superior Plus rating in the audition on a gorgeous and difficult piece, blanked out in the middle of her piece, restarted it two more times, and finally just gracefully stood up, bowed, and walked back to her seat. [/b]
Wow. You gotta give that young lady a tremendous amount of credit for maintaining her composure during what had to have been a nightmare for her. I get bent out of shape if I mess up a song just playing for my husband.

And Soleil_nuage, I don't think the figure skater analogy is off topic at all. The ability to put a mistake behind me and concentrate on the rest of the routine/piece is what I am striving for. I know that everybody makes mistakes, and I will always continue to make mistakes. But what frustrates me is that the mistakes get me anxious and that breeds more mistakes. I would love to be able to react as the professionals do. I don't know how they manage that, though. I suspect it involves just putting yourself in performance settings repeatedly and forcing yourself to go on through the errors. [/b]
I was going to say the same thing.

John
_________________________
Nothing.

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Cory Hall (BachScholar) appears to be in legal trouble!
by schubert960
Today at 10:05 AM
If anybody still needs studio monitors
by Cue Zephyr
Today at 05:59 AM
Keeping track of students' motivation
by Arghhh
Today at 02:56 AM
Kawai-CA 97 (SHS) headphone question
by Gatsbee13
Today at 12:42 AM
Themed recitals
by outo
Today at 12:01 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,888 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,356 Topics
2,424,790 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission