A condition commonly plaguing performers can be overcome. Is there anyone amongst us who has never had some stage fright? My question is, of course, rhetorical. Stage fright is a “common denominator” of musical performers, at one time or another. Moreover, the general psychological phenomenon of performance anxiety is not limited to stage fright per se; it also applies to one’s emotional response to any kind of performance; for example, doing a job interview, giving a toast at a wedding, going on a first date, and “rounding third base” some time after that first date… Not only is some degree of anxiety entirely normal before and/or during a musical event, it’s actually necessary for optimal performance. | Read more>>
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