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    Blueroseviolin
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    Hi, all. Anyone else have trouble practicing when others are in the house, and feel as though you need to “perform” instead? How do you deal with that? Any advice would be appreciated.

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    dilawless54
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    I always have a little trouble with other people in the house but have slowly been getting over that. What I did first is I would play in another room with the door open so I am still hidden but the sound does come out. Once I have done that I would go into another room so I am playing in different places an settings. Then I will only play a little bit actually in front of another person so it isn’t like a performance and I tell them what I am trying to accomplish so they don’t expect a “song performance” and then I ask for their input so they feel that they are part of the practice. That seems to help me get over the performance part and so far my “person” has been helpful with input as well. Win win situation.

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    Blueroseviolin
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    Thanks for your advice. It’s kind of complicated… We are renting a room out to someone who needed a place to stay. I have no desire to form a relationship with him. It’s helping us all out, but strictly business, although he seems like a nice person. He works overnights, so I also don’t want to disturb him. When he doesn’t work, he stays in his room for the most part except for meals and showers. I am just uncomfortable for some reason…

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    dilawless54
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    I can understand your uncomfortable-ness in your case. Have you tried using a good mute so that you don’t bother him??

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