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Performance Anxiety

Links to Lessons Symptoms Taming the Stage Fright Monster Alternative Diagnoses What Causes Stage Fright? The Proving Ground A Meditation on Gratitude A True Story The Hobgoblin of Perfection A Word about Beta Blockers Good Humor The Mind-Body Connection Stream of Consciousness The Problem with Don’t The Power of Positive Thinking The Inquisition Super-Fast Relaxation Techniques

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Performance Anxiety: The Inquisition

One of the most unsettling, but valuable, discoveries you will make on stage is that you will suddenly start asking yourself questions that you never asked, much less answered, during your study-practice sessions. For example: Which finger plays Eb in my right hand in the middle of the second phrase of Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints”? If you

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