Musician: how to neutralize pop excitement?
The excitement before the performance – the so-called pop excitement – can spoil a public performance, even if it is the fruit of long and persistent rehearsals. The thing is that on stage the artist finds himself in an unusual environment – a zone of discomfort. And the whole body instantly responds to this discomfort. Most often, such adrenaline is useful and sometimes even pleasant, but some people can still get pressure, tremors of arms and legs begin, and this negatively affects motor skills. The result – the performance is not at all what the performer would like. What can be done to reduce the influence of variety excitement on the musician’s performing activity? The first and most important condition for defeating stage excitement is experience. Some people think, “The more performances, the better.”
In fact, the very frequency of the situation of public speaking is not so important – it is important that the speeches be in order for them to be targeted at. The second no less necessary condition is no, this is not an ideally learned program, it is the work of the brain. When you come on the scene – do not start playing until you make sure that you are thinking what you are doing. Never allow yourself to perform music “on autopilot”. Control the entire process, even if it seems impossible to you. It really just seems to you, do not be afraid to destroy the mirage. Creativity and thought activity itself distract from excitement. The excitement simply does not disappear anywhere (and never disappears), it just has to go to the background, hide, hide so that you cease to feel it. It will be funny: I see my hands shaking, but for some reason this shaking does not interfere with the pure play of the passages! There is even such a special term – optimal concert state. Third – still play it safe and learn the works, as it should!
The common fear among musicians is the fear of forgetting and the fear of not playing what is poorly studied … That is, some additional reasons are added to the natural excitement: excitement for poorly learned passages and individual places If you have to play by heart, it is very important to develop non-mechanical memory , or in other words, muscle memory. The work cannot be known with just “fingers”! Develop logical and investigative memory. To do this, you need to teach the work in separate pieces, starting from different places. Fourth. It consists in an adequate and positive perception of oneself as a performer. With the level of skill, self-confidence, of course, grows. However, this takes time. And therefore, it is important to remember that any failure is forgotten by the audience very quickly. And for the performer, he will serve as an impetus to even greater efforts and efforts. Do not engage in self-discipline – it’s just indecent, damn you! Remember that pop excitement is normal.
You just need to “tame” him! Indeed, even the most experienced and mature musicians admit that they always experience excitement before going on stage. Needless to say, about those musicians who have been playing in the orchestra pit all their lives – the views of the audience are not riveted to them. Many of them, unfortunately, are almost unable to go on stage and play anything. But young children usually do not experience big difficulties in speaking. They willingly perform, not at all embarrassed, and experience the pleasure of this activity. What is the reason? Everything is simple – they do not “self-flagellate” and relate to the performance simply. So we, adults, need to feel like little children and, having done everything to reduce the effect of variety excitement, receive joy from the performance. Author – Olga Belyaeva Tags: artworkmakingpsychologycreation (votes: 1, average: 5.00 out of 5) ADD COMMENT Your e-mail will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * * METHOD CLOUD is interesting sheet music musical instrument solfeggio software parents parents musical instruments artistry cheat sheets pedagogy homework musical games music history personalities musical notation creativity hearing development what kind of music singing psychology children meanings folklore music group folk art songs major and minor musical education history musical literature harmony crossword piano piano composing music tonal sti chords school how to play church singing piano album guitar vocals