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#519418 - 11/02/04 10:01 AM Yet another performance anxiety Q
squeaky88th Offline
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Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 146
Loc: NY
Just curious...

Has anyone initially experienced performance anxiety (hands shaking, brain cramps reading music, etc...) during public performance but learned to control it through repeated exposure to public performances?

Oh a side note, I remember as child, I had no such problems during recitals, but then I didn't care for the music nor the piano. It's totally opposite as an adult.

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#519419 - 11/02/04 10:45 AM Re: Yet another performance anxiety Q
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#519420 - 11/02/04 11:08 AM Re: Yet another performance anxiety Q
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Registered: 04/12/03
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Loc: CA
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www.dongreene.com [/b]
I read and used "Fight your fear and win" and "performance success." I must say neither of them helped me at all

The biggest problem I used to have was sweaty hands. The only problem was it wasn't just when I was performing it was always. So i got this medication now that stops it all together. After I stopped sweating I really havn't gotten any performance anxiety. Well that's not true. Just no performance anxiety that hinders my performance. I'm still nervous though. What I do is I keep saying to myself that it doesn't matter how well I do. If I totally kill it then I totally kill it. No ones going to hate me for it. If it's a competition or audition I just say to myself, "I'm prepared if it doesn't work out it's not my fault." Now I don't have many worries before I perform.

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#519421 - 11/02/04 11:13 AM Re: Yet another performance anxiety Q
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Banned
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Originally posted by Kreisler:
www.dongreene.com [/b]
Gimmicky tripe.

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#519422 - 11/03/04 07:12 AM Re: Yet another performance anxiety Q
catfanny Offline
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Registered: 11/02/04
Posts: 2
Loc: Hong Kong
well...I always feel nervous when I perform in front of people. Hands are shaking, and even my legs are shaking when I'm using the pedal...
But I feel better when I can totally play the pieces in my heart~

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