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Saxophone Exam Nerves Panic Attacks

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#1 mauriatplayer

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 17:40

Feeling happy and wanted to share this. Did Grade 6 sax today and the examiner was so nice and friendly. Makes a big difference.

 

Anyway- I don't know if this will help others but here's how I handled the nerves. I suffer with really bad panic attacks at the best of times and they can strike at any time. I was getting a bit nervous today waiting for the exam and I couldn't sleep last night but I gave myself a good talking to. I asked myself "What is the very worst that can happen?" The answer of course is that I could completely mess up the pieces and fail. Then I thought "So what if I fail? I'll just re-apply and do it again".  I also told myself that the important thing to remember here was to enjoy the music because if I'm enjoying it the examiner will too. I also put things in perspective by saying to myself that I'd rather be doing this than:

 

a. doing a driving test

b. attending a job interview

c. doing an audition for X Factor because if I mess up here it will be on thousands of repeats of "Worst X Factor Auditions" not to mention You Tube!

 

It did the trick and I ended up really enjoying it :0)

 

 


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#2 Clarimoo

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 18:21

Well done mauriatplayer.

Best wishes for a fab result. :)


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#3 katyjay

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 18:22

Well done Mauriatplayer :D


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#4 mel2

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 23:52

Yes - well done, and I like your strategy for coping with nerves. :)


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#5 mauriatplayer

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:12

Thanks fingers firmly crossed  :)


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