How we practice is how we perform. If we’re focused and intentional in practice, we will default to this in performance as well. So to prepare for a performance, it’s important to practice well.
Anxiety and stage fright can also be challenge. Click here for tips on overcoming nerves.
Also, to perform well, it helps to have your music well-polished. Click here for methods to polish your music.
Here are a few places to start:
- Practice Mindsets that Improve Your Performances – These tips will help you create the mental environment you can count on when playing for others.
- The First 4 Seconds, or How to Start a Piece – When you start a piece well, there’s a better chance you’ll keep playing well. Here’s how to win the race from the gate.
- 3 Secrets to Getting in “The Zone”: Flow States in Practice – To perform in the “zone”, we have to be able to get there. It’s a skill we build, and here’s how.
All Articles on Performance Practice
- 3 Secrets to Getting in “The Zone”: Flow States in Practice
- 3 Tips to Quiet Inner Dialog in Performance
- 50 Ways To Test Your Musical Memory
- 6 Tricks for Nerves – Conquer Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety
- 8 Tips for a Better Performance (classical guitar or otherwise)
- Guitar Anchors: Turn Your Guitar into a “Feel-Good Button”!
- Guitar Performance: What to Do When Things Go Wrong
- Guitar Repertoire Sets: How to Group Your Tunes for Better Listening (and Playing)
- How to Talk in Performance, and Introduce Your Tunes in Style
- How to Use Cold Showers to Reduce Performance Anxiety
- Perfectionism vs. Excellence in Guitar Practice
- Practice Mindsets that Improve Your Performances
- Pros and Cons of Looking at Your Left Hand on Guitar
- Shaky Hands Guitar Syndrome: Stop Shaky Hands for Better Performance
- The Dangers of Speed in Classical Guitar Practice
- The First 4 Seconds, or How to Start a Piece
- Why We Play Better at Home, and Play Poorly for Others