Originally Posted by: Best of luck to you tomorrow, Kasperow!! Like Maggior says, you've got this. Just remember to breathe and take it all in. And do let us know how it goes, 'k?
Thanks, Wildwoman. I sure hope I've got this :) I've practiced my parts I don't know how many times, so I hope I'm gonna nail this, even if it's only two songs (one where I'm backing a piano and a singer, one where I'm on my own as far as I know) and very little blues-jamming.
Originally Posted by: Best of luck to you Kasperow!!! This has been a long time coming, so I'm sure you're anxious about it.
Try to relax and enjoy the experience no matter what happens.
You'll do great!!!
Yeah, I'm getting pretty darned anxious by now :) Haven't been this nervous since my exam in March, where I halfway through started to think that I was just saying some random b******t that didn't make any sense in any language. Turns out afterwards that it went well enough to get me an A on that exam. Different situation, I know, but I still suffered from performance anxiety, just like I'm doing now... So it's true what they say. I'm the person who's least qualified to judge my performance.
Another great example is from two professional guitarists, whose clinics I've attended twice. In 2013, they played together at a danish festival (think something like Rock In Rio or Rock AM Ring), and they had each had a single beer before their show (not enough to get drunk or really affect their playing). They went on-stage as scheduled, played their set and halfway through the fourth song in their set, they started to think "Wow. This solo sucks. This is our worst performance ever! Let's just do our best to keep the crowd happy". So they finished their set, and went off-stage an hour after they went on. A few days later, they were sitting in one of their apartments, watching a recording that someone had uploaded to YouTube, and they were both completely blown away by how awesome they had been. And that solo that sucked? They later found out that it was the best solo they'd ever played for that song! They just did realize it at the time! Just goes to prove that even professional guitarists can be too hard on themselves in the spur of the moment.
In any case, if it goes well, I'll let you know, and if it doesn't go well, it probably went well but I didn't realize it, and I'll let you know too :)