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Coping with Performance Nerves & Stage Fright

There’s Nothing Wrong with a Bit of Fear We’ve all had stage fright at some time. Some of the very best performers have it all the time, but learn to cope with More »

Assembling the Saxophone

Assuming you have your first lesson all booked up, it won’t do any harm to have a few quick blows on you saxophone, but it does help to know how to assemble More »

Lean to Play the Saxophone: First Thing First

It seems like a lot of people from all walks of life are thinking about learning to play the saxophone, and it’s now easier than ever due to the proliferation of reasonable More »

 

Coping with Performance Nerves & Stage Fright

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There’s Nothing Wrong with a Bit of Fear

We’ve all had stage fright at some time. Some of the very best performers have it all the time, but learn to cope with it or even use it to their advantage. Fear of going on stage is extremely common, most professional performers agree that not only does stage fright never completely go away, a certain amount of it can help give your performance an edge. A rush of adrenalin is what allows animals to overcome very serious situations, whether it’s running away faster, gathering more strength to fight or more significantly making your brain focus on one thing. Also, the odd bead of sweat on your brow may give you a bit more charisma.

Assembling the Saxophone

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Assuming you have your first lesson all booked up, it won’t do any harm to have a few quick blows on you saxophone, but it does help to know how to assemble it before playing.

Lean to Play the Saxophone: First Thing First

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It seems like a lot of people from all walks of life are thinking about learning to play the saxophone, and it’s now easier than ever due to the proliferation of reasonable quality and very inexpensive saxophones from the far east. However once you have one of these, the easiest part is over, though you may not think so given the multitude of confusing choices and conflicting information you were given while trying to choose what saxophone to buy.