I'm about to play my first half recital in college 2 hours.

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  1. Henri Gross

    Henri Gross

    Sep 22, 2018
    Just as post says. I'm a junior year double bass performance major in a conservatory out East right outside of DC, and I'm about to play my first recital. Technically it's a half recital so it's only about 30 minutes long, but still, a recital is a recital. I'm super nervous, so to take my mind off of things I'm kind of just putting this here. Feel free to ignore this post, or just scroll past. Just trying to unwind my nerves.

    To be honest, I'm not really sure what I'm even nervous about, just sort of getting light chested and breathing is a thing. Woohoo!

    Sorry about the long post, carry on!
  2. Good luck to you! Nerves are simply our bodies getting us ready for an important task. You’ll do great!
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  3. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Relax! It will go well!

    Once you start, the notes will appear naturally. Don't over think it.

    When I was studying piano, I was always very nervous for recitals and evaluations, it was terrible. When I started, I tried to forget about the environment and pretend I was at home.

    Good luck!
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  4. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Wishing the best for you.

    Suggest you stay away from social media and maybe practice some more until you have it absolutely down. ( i fought this battle for the last two weeks).
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  5. Good luck! Let us know how you went.
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  6. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Worrying about it won’t help you play better. Break a leg!
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  7. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Everybody out there who will be listening to you is pulling for you to blow them away.

    No pressure.
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  8. Henri Gross

    Henri Gross

    Sep 22, 2018
    I think I passed ?
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  9. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Great, I misread your OP. I didn't realize you were playing in 2 hrs. I thought you had a 2 hr recital!!

    I am working on my english.
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