i know a bucnh of other people have posted this too. But here's my story: I never got nervous while playing. Ok yeah i had but it never affected my playing. Then one day my school is playing at a mall and my right arm is shaking and my bow can't stay steady! And i'm freaking out hoping no one noticies because I'm the onyl one on my part. So I'm schoked but tried to block that out quickly!
My next 2 seating auditions at school were terrible as well. I mean i got 2nd then 1st chair, so obviosuly my crazy amounts of practicing worked but i need to know what helps you guys.
I tried eating a banana the morning of and I think that worked a bit. My NYSSMA audition (in front of 1 judge with a piano accompianist) was just as shaky and embarrasing, even though I did really well, I didn't feel satisfied!
My last audition for a youth orchestra was successful and I dont know why, but i wasn't that nervous. But i still need to know what I can do to fix this for good.
Also what are beta-blockers?
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