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My recital.
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My teacher has a student recital twice a year and I always get so anxious about them.  They are very casual and fun.  Really, nothing to get that anxious over, though I do.  This was my 3rd one. I played Holly Jolly Christmas as my solo.  I thought I did pretty well but I did mess up once.  I'm a bit excited that I was able to just keep going and didn't let it derail me.  So here I was feeling pretty good about it overall even though I made that one mistake when I watched the video my daughter took of it.  And heard that I was off a few notes.  BLARG!  

 

And might I add BOO and HISS!  

 

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I bet you did fantastic! You have a leg up on me for even getting up there and playing!

 

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets nervous about these recitals! Mine is Sunday, and I've been arguing with my teacher since Day 1 about whether I'm going to do it.

 

I fully plan on going, but whether I take my violin is yet to be determined!

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I bailed out of my solo on the first one and just did the group pieces, then I regretted it.  After all, everyone there is watching their own musician who is learning as well.  Just do it even if you mess up.  🙂

 

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Congrats on doing well, and doing well despite your nerves!

 

I'll tell you a secret, lol.  Studies have shown that people are more likely to like you at events like that if you mess up once.  It might sound silly, but it's that people see that you're one of them, that you're only human, and you have flaws just like them.  It puts you on their level psychologically, and makes them feel more comfortable around you.  Some people in show business use this to their advantage....  Just don't do this if you're a doctor or dentist XD

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Kudos, @1stimestar.

I always have problem playing in front of people, even in front of camera.

Good job there.

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It's a funny thing watching a video or listening to a recording of yourself afterwards when you've already formed an opinion of your performance.
For the fun of it, you should listen to it again 1stimestar and see if you feel the same way this time. I can listen to something that someone recorded and be depressed about my playing then listen later and think, "It wasn't bad at all".... That can go back and forth quite a lot.
The best for me is to NEVER listen to anything I record. I NEVER listen to my tutorials unless someone asks me a question about it because I hate to hear myself, not only play but talk....

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but the one who needs the least."

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Ok, good idea. Thanks. 

 

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