Archive for September, 2009

How To Play In Front Of An Audience

Playing the guitar in front of people may seem easy when it’s just a few friends or family, but when it’s a crowded room full of strangers waiting to be entertained it’s a different story. Standing in front of a large and live audience can be a scary experience, especially if you are a performer.

It doesn’t matter if you are completely new to performing on stage or you are a seasoned performer, there are a number of things you can do to make the very best of your performance. These tips have been taken from the experts – those who get up and perform with stability and amazing talent every week – we have compiled them here to make sure you perform at the best of your ability every time you go on stage.

How Do I Manage Stage Fright?

Stage fright is much the same anxiety as public speaking, a phobia of being humiliated in front of an audience.  One of the most common anxieties we all have as performers is stage fright.  Performing must be learned by most people and is not a natural inclination or talent.  There are certain people that love attention and are natural performers.  The list of idolized performers that have to manage stage fright is exhaustive and sometimes surprising.  Barbra Streisand is one example of a well known performer that has a problem with stage fright.  With help and study you can learn to manage stage fright and all of its complications.