Tag Archives: Performance

What do you make of this performance?

What would it be like if you had 100% belief in what you were doing? A month ago, my friend and colleague Ben Angel (Lead singer from The Bohemian Embassy) showed me a video performance on Youtube which has really had … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Simplicity

This week, I had the privilege of meeting a pianist who had a few issues with nerves associated with performing. She said she felt that the audience would be critical of her if she made a mistake. That was quite … Continue reading

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Don’t Teach an Instrument, Grow a Musical Person.

The week started well with me interviewing Basira Ward-Davies about her techniques for confidence as a performer and singer. (see the previous blog post for this interview) She mentioned at the end of the interview that I should take time … Continue reading

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Why is playing above the 12th fret so difficult and painful?

When I was a young boy, watching top of the pops, I wondered why it was so difficult and painful to play around and above the 12th fret of an electric guitar as I always saw such intense expressions on … Continue reading

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Should we be ourselves when we perform?

Performing in front of people can be a nerve wracking experience and one quick fix strategy of dealing with these nerves can be to pretend to be somebody else. When I first became a teacher, the thought of going into … Continue reading

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Getting better or getting worse?

Richard Bandler (Co-founder of Neuro Linguistic Programming) had a profound effect on my outlook as a musician. He said in his book entitled, “Get the life you want” that we are either getting better or we are getting worse. What … Continue reading

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