How To Overcome Stage Fright | Fort Lauderdale Singing Lessons
Stage fright. You know the symptoms: Dry mouth. Sweaty palms. Being unable to speak. An increased heart rate. Nausea and wanting to throw up. Being overly excited. Or crashing, after a performance, after all that excess adrenaline has been spent. If you’re a singer who’s dealt with stage fright—and which of us haven’t?—Dyce Kimura, an accomplished vocalist and guitarist providing FORT LAUDERDALE SINGING LESSONS has the answers for you.
Stage fright is something that effects all singers. From absolute beginners to even Grammy-award winning professionals, stage fright can impact all of us. Even Jon Bon Jovi admits that he still gets stage fright from time to time. No matter what experience-level you are, this article will cover some ideas to help you beat this annoying obstacle.
Stage fright takes the form of many narratives that we tell ourselves. But regardless of the variation, each of these narratives have the same result: you dread singing.
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All of the narratives include lack of confidence, to some degree or another. For example, we may worry, “what if I screw up?” Or, we may become anxious, asking, “What if I forget the lyrics?”
Still other singers worry about hitting (or missing!) a particular high note. Others may worry that their voice may crack at the most inopportune of moments. The worst case scenario, for some vocalists, is the fear that their audience will make fun of them—or even boo them off the stage.
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“All of the fears are understandable. But most of them can be easily tackled, once we change our thinking, and alter our practice routine a bit,” Dyce proclaims.
Think about it.
So what if you screw up a portion of a song—or even forget a lyric or two? Singers, even the best ones, aren’t robots: they make mistakes all the time. Every artist in the world has forgotten their own lyrics—Mick Jagger is famous for it (even when he was young!)—and still, they flourish. If you forget a lyric, think up another one, acknowledge it to your audience. Have fun. Smile.
If it’s a particular high-note you’re worried about … practice, practice, practice. Practice notes ABOVE the note in question, so that note becomes easy for you. And remember: it’s not so much a question of hitting that particular note; it’s the psychology of believing you can hit that particular note every time.
Also, what about cracking a note? Try to put things in perspective. Honestly, the “mistake” that you remember for the rest of your life is something that your audience will forget about a day after it happens. In the big picture, one performance doesn’t matter all that much. Just try to improve—and enjoy yourself—every time you sing.
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“The first idea I always stress is to over-prepare. Prepare, then prepare some more, and then prepare until you know the material inside and out,” states Dyce. That way, by the time you have to sing in front of people, you’ll be more confident in yourself.
Also, repeat the song (or songs) you’re singing—but monitor yourself critically. “As Einstein says, repeating the same experience over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity,” says Dyce. “Instead, try to get better each time you sing—and track your progress—so that you’re continually improving. This kind of improvement will do a lot to calm your nerves.”
Another great way to beat stage fright is to practice performing. First, find a friend or loved one, and ask them to be your audience. Don’t ask for any critical reaction—just to listen. As time goes on, you can increase the number of friends you sing for, and begin expanding your audience (for example, before a nonjudgmental crowd, such as in a church service).
Lastly, perhaps the most important thing you can do is just keep it light: too many times, we make music too serious, and remove the element of fun. So when you are practicing before your friends as suggested above, try a simple, fun song like “Happy Birthday.” This will allow your mind and body to remember that singing should be a joyous experience. That’s something that Dyce has found goes a long way for his students taking his FORT LAUDERDALE SINGING LESSONS; he’s confident that this advice will help you, too.
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