Just wondering what people think about performing without the music in front of you? what are the pros and cons? Why do people do it or not do it? is it seen as a more professional way of doing it? Why?
I have never performed without music before, it is like my security blanket (lol) and I have always seemed to have a lot of trouble memorizing music in the past. the piece I am looking at playing I have memorized and am quite confident playing without the music in front of me but... I always get very nervous when performing and I'm wondering if it would just put more pressure on me not having the music there. I am not obligated to play without but I just wanted to see what it felt like. Any ideas would be good.
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