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"Post-Event Reflection": A Tool to Bounce Back Better and Faster from Sub-Par Performances

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This article originally appeared on the Bulletproof Musician.

 

Whether it’s an audition, recital, or performance, it’s pretty natural to engage in some sort of post-performance reflection or “post-mortem.”

For me, the reflection process usually consisted of a) re-living the worst moments, b) trying to decide how bad things really were, c) spiraling to the bad place and questioning all of my life choices, and d) resolving to practice more next time.

Performing, Honing Your Craft

Jun 5, 2019 06:00 AM

Cari Cole

The How-To Guide for Singing Through a Cold

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A version of this article appeared on Cari Cole's Standing in the Spotlight blog.

 

When you're sick, the last thing you want to do is take the stage. Not only must the show go on, inevitably someone will upload an iPhone video of it on social media so you want to be prepared to do the best you can under trying circumstances. But, using the list below, you’ll still be able to rock your show much better than you would have without it! Read on, take notes. You can do this!

6 Live Performance Tips for Drummers

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Make Terrible Music (It's Good for You)

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Yes, I’m saying we musicians should make crappy music. Let me explain. Obviously, we shouldn’t purposefully make bad music. I’m just saying it’s inevitable. If you want to get to a place where you’re making great music, you’ll find that you first must go through a season of making low-quality music.

But you should make the music anyway. Here’s why.

Performing, Honing Your Craft

Sep 10, 2018 06:00 AM

Gavin Whitner

5 Essential Tips for Mastering the Art of Palm Muting on a Guitar

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While there are so many ways you can play the guitar, when you consider how many ways you can manipulate and alter your sound on top of that, your possibilities become limitless.