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The 10 states of being a musician
  1. i am crying all my tears out into a flowing river of darkness
  2. I really should be practicing but I’m not
  3. I AM GENIUS INCARNATE I CAN DO ANYTHING
  4. is it my instrument or am I just a really bad musician?
  5. no. i can’t perform for you because i left my skills in the car. bye
  6. EVERYONE ELSE IS BETTER THAN ME!!!! EVEN THAT 9-YEAR OLD ON YOUTUBE!!!!!!!
  7. Theory = death.
  8. I am better than other people yay for me
  9. what is this odd contraption that I see before me I haven’t practiced in 3 weeks how do I operate my instrument
  10. having musician nightmare. I AM PERFORMING BUT I PLAYED SO MANY WRONG NOTES AND THE ADJUDICATORS ARE LISZTZARDS (sorry I had to) THAT WILL DEVOUR ME IF I PLAY BAD
On the Subject of Performing

The sense of anxiety and fear you get when you perform, it never goes away. And it shouldn’t. It means you care. That you give a damn about how you do. Don’t ever let those feelings stop you from giving a performance. You know that feeling you get when you’re alone with your instrument? You play through a gorgeous melody, and it sounds so natural and effortless. You’re playing for yourself. Nobody wants to see you fail. Perform for yourself and unlock your passion. 


We never truly get comfortable, we get comfortable being uncomfortable.