Many of us are so involved in the feelings we are feeling whilst onstage that we forget to step outside ourselves and think about how to reflect back emotions to people…
The concentration required to weave an intricate musical puzzle is something of obvious absorption to the participants.
As an audience member we tend to have the utmost respect that a vocalist is able to single-mindedly zone in to what they are doing in the present moment.
Basically, the minute you are on a platform, you are required to give 100% focus and concentration to what you are doing.
Think about it, when you are onstage you have a “job to do” of some sort. Now that may be giving a presentation, a recital or performance.
So many people focus instead on their own uncomfortable feelings – be they nerves, over excitement, or utter fear. I know myself as a performer I may be sometimes instead focusing in on the imperfections of my own performance instead of very humbly getting on with the job at hand that I am there to do.
This is not a course teaching you how to arrogantly alienate your audience. Remember, they don’t want to have their own arrogance focused back at them – that will be uncomfortable for them!
So, we will get to the great part where we look at harnessing nerves and using them for the good of your performance next, but before we do, let’s complete the following statement…
In my performance, I would benefit from added concentration in the following areas:
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