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coolpinkone
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CDennyB..you know what I told you to do if I EVER do this recital thing again....

(I found a smiley..but I think it was to graphic to insert!!) lol

Hubby hears my lunch recorded practice....and says..."you are playing in a group??"  "are you going to rehearse?"   His eyebrows raise...a silent "yikes" unspoken......

I said, "yes...and guess what you are coming..." 

and this is for fun...and I am living my dream....and.... well it is going to get better.....and so... yeah...it's going to be better......

I think I am on edge....you think?

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I feel ya! My buddy's gf and I are going to get together sometime this week to play Lux Aeterna together. Her on the piano. It's nerve racking. But we'll get better eventually!

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Awesome.... Enjoy! Have fun with it ....make music and smile!

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SO... I can hardly wait for you to post the smiley.... lol

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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CPO, I would bet a donut that your teacher most likely already has your next recital already scheduled in her planner and most likely already has the piece of music you will be working on for it in mind.  She probably won't tell you about it until a lesson or two after this recital has passed and your jitters have had a chance to die down a little. 

Now before you go getting upset over that thought, stop and think.  You have worked your tail off getting Scarborough Fair ready for this recital, and I am sure that your overall playing has definitely improved on other pieces of music you play as well.  Would you have really put the same amount of effort in if you hadn't had a performance coming up?  I doubt it.

It is an effective motivator, and your teacher would be plumb stupid not to use it when she is getting paid to train you to be a better musician.

Besides, whether it is a recital, jam session, open mic session, gig, concert or whatever.. Performances actually are part of the fun.  The first ones may seem more like an ordeal than fun, but they pass, and as you get a few under your belt you may actually start to look forward to your next show. 

And a gold star..gold_starfor deciding your hubby will be attending your recital.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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DanielB said
 

And a gold star..gold_starfor deciding your hubby will be attending your recital.

What he said... 1st-place

Knowing that you'll be "on the spot" is a great motivator to practice and improve. I use the group projects here for that purpose. Getting your husband involved will only further cement your resolve.clap

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