Ask any performer about stage fright, and you'll hear how it can ruin a show, and sometimes even a career quicker than anything. This month, Tom Hess has some tips for us on how to combat the effects of stage fright.
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Playing Live: What To Do With The Little Voices In Your Head
by Tom Hess
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).
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