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Recital jitters?
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CyndieZ
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OK, my first recital is this Thursday. Why oh why does it seem like I am getting WORSE despite additional practice hours! I'm sure it's just nerves, but still it's very unsettling!

The good thing is that I am not on stage alone - I'm playing with a little Chamber group. All of us are new to playing in ensembles, and there are still glitchy places in the pieces which makes me nervous. 

Wish me luck everyone! 

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Chamber music group, awesome... my pie in the sky... good luck, "merde", CyndieZ !

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Many good thoughts going out to you on Thursday, @CyndieZ 

Let us know how it goes...

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Good luck Cyndie, you can do this!

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Ohhh yea, I remember those soooo well.  I would get terrible jitters and that would make me make mistakes.  Just remember you are still learning and that includes how to play with others and audiences.  Make a mistake?  Just keep on playing like you meant to play that note!

 

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@CyndieZ go get 'em! Have a blast.  But..i know easier said than done.  Been through 2 student concert things. Theyve been good for me.  I think it gives a goal to work toward.  May you play your best and enjoy every bit of it.. cheers

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Cindiez,

Remember to breath, listen to the others and play with in them. Rythum is more important than hitting every note perfectly in tune. And the most important aspect of this is to enjoy the moment.

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You'll do great! Have fun!

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So, how did it go @CyndieZ ?

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Jitters are super common before you get used to performing.

How was it? How did you feel before, during and afterwards?

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but the one who needs the least."

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Hi all - thanks for the encouragement!

All in all it went pretty well. The more difficult piece that I was most worried about went GREAT. In fact, I think we played that one better than the one that had been going more smoothly in class......go figure! LOL

I was happy with how I did. I did miss one shift, but recovered pretty well. It's funny, because I am a singer with lots of performing miles under my belt, but it was a whole different ballgame with the violin! 

All in all, a good experience. Thanks again everyone!

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CyndieZ said 

I was happy with how I did. I did miss one shift, but recovered pretty well. It's funny, because I am a singer with lots of performing miles under my belt, but it was a whole different ballgame with the violin! 

All in all, a good experience. Thanks again everyone!

  

Ditto, same experience here, but it does get easier the more you do it.

Grats on the performance.

 

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