You stare at the recital program and can’t take your eyes off of your printed name. Your sweaty palms nervously crinkle the program as you wait for your turn. You feel dizzy, your stomach is tied in knots, and all these horrible “what-if” scenarios flood your mind uncontrollably. You hear the musician right before you finish playing their last note and the audience applauds. Oh no. This is it. There’s no turning back now!
Does this scenario sound a bit familiar to you? It’s the common case of THE NERVES. What are they? Why do I get nervous? How can I make them go away? How long do they last? I HATE THEM!
Here are the ultimate steps to master those frantic nerves and take back that wonderful feeling of control!
Study these tips below and really come to understand them. Memorize them and let them become a part of you! It will change how you feel when you perform.
Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You are on your way to your weekly music lesson and you cringe from the guilt of knowing you barely…kind of…sort of…did not practice your music this week. Or if you have children: “Johnny, did you practice your music this week?” He replies, “kinda…” You know this means a solid “no.”
This seems to happen all too often, right? Each weekly lesson we make another broken promise to our music teacher that we will practice every day the following week. But somehow, it never happens. Whether it’s your own or your child’s music lessons, it’s not that you don’t care about music, and it’s not because you enjoy throwing your money away each month at music lessons that are never practiced. It’s simply because there is no music practice routine engrained in your daily schedule.
Now that we have talked about how to buy a beginning bass in the previous blog post, let’s talk about a few specific basses that we recommend be your first buy. These are inexpensive and yet outstanding basses for beginning as well as intermediate players.
A lot of people, perhaps including you, are attracted by the richness and depth of the bass sound. The bass keeps the band together by functioning as the foundation of the harmony, harmonic rhythm, and at times as melodic embers. It may just be the most important instrument in a band. Before we become pro bass players and rock out, let’s talk a little bit about a few things you would need to know before buying your beginning bass.
It can take great skill, knowledge, and understanding to buy the perfect instrument, but don’t let that scare you. When buying a beginning cello what you need is some basic, but crucial, information and tips on what to look for. Let us take a look at some points you should know before purchasing your first cello.
Are you looking to buy a beginner drum set but not sure which set to go with? First you want to consider what size of a set you are looking for. Like some other instruments, drum sets come in different sizes: children’s drums, junior drums, and full size drums. We’ll introduce you to some great beginner drumsets to fit your need.
Rocking out on a set of drums has always been a dream of yours, but the question is where to start? At first glance a drum set can seem intimidating, especially since there are so many different parts, but never fear they are not as complicated as they would seem. When purchasing a drum set, you have two different options. One option is to buy a drum kit, meaning that the pieces are already assembled, or the second option is to piece together a customized set.
Looking for your first trumpet? Before you go out and spend a fortune, take a look at these amazing bargains. All the busy work of looking for a great deal on your first trumpet has already been done. These are all great sounding, and great looking, instruments. Get ready to be amazed!
Why rent when you can buy? So many people think that renting is the only option when it comes to band instruments. Luckily, the widely held idea of band instruments costing thousands of dollars is being changed by the internet. Can you believe that you can get a great beginning trumpet for under $200? Well, believe it. When buying your first trumpet just remember these simple tips. You’ll playing the trumpet in no time.