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fnoadmin 09/11/14 13:01:14 comments: 1

fnoadmin

Playing Live: What To Do With The Little Voices In Your Head

by Tom Hess Facebook Twitter

 

 

Whether you play for tens of thousands of people every night as part of a world tour, or 20 people at a backyard barbeque, most of the mental anxieties musicians experience while playing live are the same. In almost every case the negative little voice in your head is centered around fear (fear of rejection, self doubt, etc.). We all have experienced some level of fear or nervousness when playing live at some time or another. You may have felt a fear of failure, fear of making mistakes, fear of what the audience will think of you, your music or your band. Have you ever asked yourself questions like:

 

"What if I make mistakes?"

"Am I even good enough to be playing on a stage?" "What if the crowd doesn't like the band, the music, or me?" "Is this show going to be a disaster?"

 

Here are some things to think about before your next gig (they definitely work if you use them, especially if you put them all together in your thoughts).

 

Read more here!


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jniokos
by jniokos, posted 09/12/14 11:25:46

Great points. Changing your mindset is crucial. Now for those of us whose heart start to palpitate and get the sweats. Controlled deep breathing (inhale/exhale) really helps. cheers Jeannie



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