Beyond Stage Fright - Inspired Performance

Week 1 - Day 2

The Fight-Flight Response

If you suffer from performance anxiety as a musician, you’re not alone. Performance anxiety, or nerves, are an issue for a vast number of musicians. For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to talk about good nerves and bad nerves. The ‘bad’ nerves are nerves which get in the way and sabotage your performance, and the ‘good’ nerves come in the form of a healthy amount of adrenalin that can enhance your performance. From a more emotional perspective, good nerves are when you can take that raw nervous energy...

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