“I can play perfect during practice, but not in public. Why?” - Alex R.
I’ll answer in two areas:
1. Headspace - mistakes in performance happen and they should be expected. You have got to start focusing on the characters and audience experience you reveal through the music.
Music for me is a verb.
Music is the act of communicating stories, ideas and emotions through sound. A small blip in the screen during a movie goes unnoticed, so don’t worry as long as you’re passionately becoming the character.
2. Practical - You need to be relentless and obsessive. I don’t know for sure, but you’re probably not practicing thoroughly. Talk about this with your teacher and discuss how you should optimize your attention to preparation.
• How are you designing the small wins leading up to performance?
• Do you always have left hand memorized? Are all your voices memorized separately in the counterpoint?
• Can you sing each voice?
•Have you considered writing out the parts of all voices of your p
My name is Julian and this is a brand new show hosted on IGTV and Anchor called “From A to B” I’m a former concert pianist who’s travelled for years as a soloist and now, I’m doing a whole host of things. But along the way, I’ve become really exceptional at one skill. Helping friends, family, and even people I don’t know with how to get from where they are to where they want to go. It’s usually one of three things that I say that makes a difference. 1. Perspective - sometimes the advice is perspective-based. Like you don’t realize how you need to think in order to get to the next level. Or sometimes you don’t even know that there is another level. What is the lens you need to elevate your current situation? 2. Strategy - Very often the strategy that you’re using is intuitive and it makes sense that it would work. But for some reason, it just doesn’t work. And this is where I’ve managed to help so many people with strategies that they think sound absurd. Like starting a mobile pho