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Old 02-02-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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Red face How to get rid of stage fright??

I have a talent show coming up, and I'm thinking of playing my saxophone there. I have an idea of what music i'm going to play and everything, but there's one problem: there will be hundreds of eyes looking at me! :rollingeyes: :rollingeyes: From every diffrent angle!! And the thought of messing up, and the worries of what will happen if they don't like my music or if I don't sound good enough, it just tears me up inside! How do I get rid of stage fright? I want to be able to just be myself up there... but how???????
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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1) get a spot later on in the show so other people can mess up before you and there wont be as much pressure

2) practice, practice, practice.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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do you know any friends or family who are female and around the middle school age? From my own personal experience, nobody unappreciates live-performed non-pop music more than girls at that age, and they will let you know it.

Try getting them as an audience. You will be able to do anything after playing in front of those wanks
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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Just put it out of your mind and concentrate on your music, I don't know if that might be hard for you but somehow I can just not think about something.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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Rub one out right before you go on.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:55 PM   #6
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Liquore..

a shot of vodka.. or something else... but not mixed, cause your stomach to do flips
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:00 PM   #7
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Practice in front of other people, at least 5 people. Just focus and do ya thing. Music is music, get in your own little zone and play! Besides, usually, in these talent shows, the lights are dark in the audience so when you're on stage, all the lights may be on you but it's not like you'll be able to look back and see all their eyes staring straight back at you.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:36 PM   #8
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Practice in front of people beforehand, and youll be fine. Once youre out there, you will be freaked out because you are thinking about what everybody is thinking about you, but tell yourself that it isnt so serious, these people are your friends. Try to be as confident as possible, and again, practice in front of other people.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #9
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Default Re: How to get rid of stage fright??

alright thanks guys for your advice, lol no im not drinking before I get on :

thanks pistonsdo1, shafir, lil stevie, applenader and timmeh yours was real helpful

adam... shame on you!

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:38 PM   #10
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I have to go in front of a few ppl too and I was about to give you the same advice. Have something to drink...it'll work!!
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:19 AM   #11
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Before you peform, tell a joke or something to make them laugh. What I learned is you have to get them on your side first, and a joke always works. Once you've got their attention, start to jam, they will be on your side.

You can't go up their looking like a stiff with no confidence,.
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Practicing for hours always helped me! When you get out there, just simply don't sweat it. I would be freaking out until I got out there. Just take a deep breath and do it.
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:55 PM   #13
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Before you peform, tell a joke or something to make them laugh. What I learned is you have to get them on your side first, and a joke always works. Once you've got their attention, start to jam, they will be on your side.

You can't go up their looking like a stiff with no confidence,.

"so a nun goes to a bar... and asks the bartender- no wait the bartender asks her... no wait that's right she asks him-" *AUDIENCE:"BOOOOOOOOOO" -Insert throwing tomato here-
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:00 PM   #14
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Default Re: How to get rid of stage fright??

no dont start with a joke, say something like this "Are you guys ready for me to tear this freaking roof off?"

OR

"I need to fix this mic then I will proceed to tear the mother ****ing roof off"

Of course dont cuss but it sounds better if you cuss.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:04 PM   #15
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Picture the audience naked. If you do it right, you might laugh.
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