Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 12 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #16628 Reply

    silvergirl
    Participant

    As adult beginners it’s harder to find opportunities to play for people? I need to play for people in order to work on overcoming performance anxiety. I don’t want to wait until I am advanced. Who do you play for? Is it akward? Adults are uneasy watching other adults who are beginners. As a society we encourage children but to many learning an instrument in adulthood is frivolouos. What opportunities do you create for yourself to practice managing performance anxiety?

    #16666 Reply

    Marguerite Yates
    Participant

    Right now I play in front of my cat…..that is until he leaves the room 🙂 Otherwise, my husband…..not sure how he stands it ..but he does 🙂 I’ve always had performance anxiety when playing the guitar, I always wanted to play for people but was never comfortable and relaxed enough to do it. I had a bad habit of getting tense all over and never shook that habit after years and years of playing. That’s one of the reasons I took up violin because you have to be relaxed to play it correctly. So, I will approach the violin in the correct way and relax. Hopefully that habit will spill over to my guitar playing, if not, I still have the violin!

    #16685 Reply

    murakami sandy
    Participant

    sometimes we organising parties with my friends. like barbecues etc. i ask them what song they want to hear snd i study some of them.

    #16712 Reply

    dilawless54
    Participant

    I started out of course playing for my teacher and then he would record both of us so that added some intensity to the whole thing. Then I played for my horse when we were camping at a horse show (nobody was within earshot except some other horses). I graduated up to practicing for my dog who seems totally fine with it. Then the biggie, I played for my husband a few times and now have a jam session with a few close friends who are also beginners so we can all progress together. We recently had our first performance at a family BBQ and it was well received although all of us were a bucket of nerves we got through it. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are planning a pot luck jamming party later this summer. Baby steps.

    #16713 Reply

    silvergirl
    Participant

    I love the part about playing for your horse!

    #16716 Reply

    dilawless54
    Participant

    I have a picture to prove it. I was playing a fiddle tune called Devils Dream. I don’t know how to attach it or I would.

    #16719 Reply

    silvergirl
    Participant

    I’d love to see it!

    #16720 Reply

    dilawless54
    Participant

    If I could figure out how to attach it I would. Any ideas?

    #16721 Reply

    Christie Morehouse
    Participant

    I practice alone, but sonetimes my husband tiptoes in to listen. I know he is there

    #17632 Reply

    Musicloverk
    Participant

    My dogs love when I practice! The other day I was listening to a video someone posted and my lab ran upstairs to be with me then looked confused when he saw I didn’t have my violin out!

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 12 total)
Reply To: Who Do You Practice Perrforming in Front Of?
Your information: