Re: Getting nerves of steel
I think it's a natural reaction to be a little nervous when playing in front of a crowd. The hardest thing for me was singing in front of people, because I didn't like my voice. As I've gotten older, I've gotten more confident, but there are still times, like when we play a song we just learned and maybe haven't had really practiced enough to where I feel comfortable with it, I get nervous. I used to look out into the audience and find a cute girl. I just imagine that she is the ONLY person I'm playing for, and she's wearing ONLY a smile, and that if I impress her enough with my playing, I can have my way with her!
It works.....in more ways than one!
Well, good luck with that!