Does anyone have any understanding of the connection, or lack of?, between fright over public speaking and fright when playing violin for people? Confusingly, there doesn’t seem to be sensible patterns with people I know, and I’ve been wondering about it.
I have NO fright public speaking at all, but have horrible shakes playing violin in front of people (chalking this up to I’m more confident speaking, been doing it all my life, but learning violin), BUT a friend of mine has terror with both speaking and performing (in her case piano), an otherwise confident and competent person. Another friend, a piper, performs all the time with no problem, but says he would pass out if he had to address or speak to a group. ???
Does anyone have any ideas, and how are you wired regarding this. I think I would like to figure out how to tap into my public speaking self and send that on over to the violin playing self. And most of what I have read is more along the lines of my piping friend (ie. more scared of public speaking). Maybe I could just start with words next recital, then sneak my violin up and carry on with music, maybe my brain won’t notice? Thanks for your thoughts.
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