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Offline lea

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hey every1
on: May 11, 2003, 10:41:41 AM
hey guyz

when u peform, do u get nervous or the more u peform does that nervousness get lost???

i dunno aye

cheers


lea
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Offline chopinetta

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Re: hey every1
Reply #1 on: May 11, 2003, 11:13:23 AM
yeah! i get really nervous too! i tremble a lot when i perform. i don't know, it doesn't seem to fade away. amee said she overpractices... i hope it helps.
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Re: hey every1
Reply #2 on: May 11, 2003, 11:17:42 AM
Yeah same here.  I get really nervous, I guess there isn't a direct remedy to it.  Some people cope with nervousness a lot better than others as well.
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Re: hey every1
Reply #3 on: May 13, 2003, 02:41:50 AM
Amee's right. Some people naturally do better under pressure than others. Here's some hints that help me under pressure:

*Wear gloves to keep your hands warm
*Breathing technique- put your thumb over one nostril keeping the other open. Breath deep, and then, at the peak of your breath, put your pinky over the other nostril and exhale. I know it sounds stupid but it really works!
*Don't practice the same day of the performance. If it is ready, the piece will come naturally.

Hope these help!

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Re: hey every1
Reply #4 on: May 13, 2003, 04:32:16 AM
I agree with Celeste.

Do not touch the piano on the day of the performance, and on the day before, just go through your pieces slowly, making sure every note is exact.
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Offline chopinetta

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Re: hey every1
Reply #5 on: May 13, 2003, 05:24:36 AM
really? i used to do that! i wake up early to practice same day of a performance!
"If I do not believe anymore in tears, it is because I see you cry." -Chopin to George Sand
"How repulsive this George Sand is! is she really a woman? I'm ready to doubt it."-Chopin on George Sand
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