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    Consistent, High Levels Of Performance Under Pressure

    A few years ago, I published a program on SOTW for stage fright and anxiety that has been downloaded nearly 40,000 times.

    After publication, over the years, I received many questions about the emotional and psychological aspects of performing, especially why we can't perform consistently well every time, all the time.

    The answer is "distractions".

    Imagine a circle. When you compete and/or perform at your very best, the circle is 100 percent complete. However, when distractions get in your way (which includes "thinking", nerves, anxiety, and self-doubt), each distraction removes a slice of the circle until you are performing at only a fraction of your potential.

    By far, the most serious distraction is that voice in your head that shows up at the worst possible time to comment on how you're doing, to worry about you making mistakes, wonder what people are thinking about you, and so on.

    It doesn't have to be that way.

    "Pressure Proof- Mental Training For Competition and Performance" is a program that can be accessed for free.

    Categories: Education 
    Neil Sharpe 11-29-2015 05:30 PM Go to last post
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    Thread Starter: mrpeebee

    Time for a new and fresh Beginners & Intermediates (B&I) thread for 2015 (continuing from >the last B&I 2014 page<). This thread is for all Beginner and Intermediate players who would like to share their progress and recordings. Posting your stuff is great, but commenting and discussing on other...

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    Custom 82Z Club??

    Thread Starter: blue82 coupe

    Anyone up for starting The Custom 82Z Club?

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    Venus Saxophones

    Thread Starter: altoman

    Does anyone have any experience with this saxophones. They are probably Taiwanese stencils and Selmer copies. I can't seem to find any information on them. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Venus-Quality-ALTO-SAX-Antique-Finish-Brand-New_W0QQitemZ7361311961QQcategoryZ624QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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    Storytelling: What story could this sax read to the little ones?
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. kcp's Avatar
      kcp -
      No caption suggestions for this one? Anyone?
    1. Kahtra's Avatar
      Kahtra -
      *in reference to the drinking reindeer cartoon*

      'And that, my children, is why Santa couldn't make it to wn on time this year'
    1. Gandalfe's Avatar
      Gandalfe -
      "And then the maestro said, "New reeds for everyone!"
    1. madeingermanny's Avatar
      madeingermanny -
      T'was the night before saxmas...
    1. stradivarius151's Avatar
      stradivarius151 -
      And his G# never stuck again, for ever and ever. The end!
    1. jerumulliganrules's Avatar
      jerumulliganrules -
      Sorry, that is too far-fetched even for fairy tales......
    1. Miz Raven's Avatar
      Miz Raven -
      Back in my day we didnt have computers to tune us after a recording we had to actually play in tune!
    1. PinkyKeys's Avatar
      PinkyKeys -
      .......and if we had been around at that time Amadeus would have used us extensively because WE ARE SAXOPHONES !!!
      THE END......
    1. thejazzsponge's Avatar
      thejazzsponge -
      The little soprano that could....
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