Well, I just had my first violin recital last Monday and to say that it was a disaster would be an understatement.
I have a horrible time with nerves, which I suppose is pretty normal, but I just fell apart while playing my pieces. I've lost all motivation to practice ever since then: I'm finding it extremely hard to concentrate without having that recital play through my mind. It's also rather frustrating, having practiced so much for so long only to have it blow up in my face.
Has anyone else ever had a bad recital or performance? Any suggestions on preventing nerves from really getting to you?
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