Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: As a performer, who do you trust for input?

  1. #1
    Member Azathoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    54
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default As a performer, who do you trust for input?

    This has been on my mind a lot lately.

    Can't trust your friends and family, they won't tell you even if you suck.

    Can't really trust strangers, either because the default is to be polite or they'll have no idea what they're talking about.

    Naturally, you can't trust your enemies.

    I had a recital a few days ago and have been really paranoid about it. I think I was pretty bad. While I hit all the notes, I was really nervous and my hands were shaking so my dynamics were off, dynamic balance was off, and my time wasn't that even. My family, friends and boyfriend all said I was great, but in addition to being biased towards me none of them are musicians.

    I'd upload a video but my family doesn't own any kind of camera.
    Weep not for little Leonie,
    Abducted by a French marquis!
    Though loss of honor was a wrench
    Just think how it's improved her French.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    recordyourselfandlisten
    Last edited by tutto; Jun-08-2007 at 01:09. Reason: second opinion

  3. #3
    Senior Member zlya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    South Korea
    Posts
    119
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I want your family. Whenever I had a recital or any kind of performance, my father always said, "Oh, well, it was ok but you went a bit flat in the third section." Looking back on it, it was probably much more useful than blind praise, but it turned me off performing a bit.

    I agree that recording yourself is a good idea. Also, do you have any sort of music teacher you could invite to future performances?

  4. #4
    Newbies
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Zlya, you have a nice family... When I have a performance, or something, sometimes just don't know if I was a good performer, and my family always says that the performance was pretty cool, just because they don't have a critical position about what's around, everything is good, for them. And sometimes my performance was horrible and I can't percept that!

    I have some difficulties in hearing myself. But I always play in tune and I never have problems with that.

    Sorry about my bad english.... Any Portuguese here?

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    21
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tutto View Post
    recordyourselfandlisten
    It is exactly what I do when I sing at home… because, when I am singing, I have to:
    - think to the notes i am singing;
    - think to the notes i am going to sing;
    - think to the pronunciation;
    - think to the interpretation;
    - think to the technique (the most important, of course);
    - think to what i am looking at, at that moment;
    that is too much.

    so, when i stop singing, I am so exhausted that I can’t remember anything.
    Last edited by The Purple Wasp; Jun-10-2007 at 17:55.

  6. #6
    Senior Member zlya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    South Korea
    Posts
    119
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium View Post
    Sorry about my bad english.... Any Portuguese here?
    Nao e problema. Eu percebei. O seu Englesh e muito melhor do que meu Portugues.

  7. #7
    Newbies
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Your solution

    Hi
    You can trust your friends and family, because they know you very well. However, they must do justice with you. You can also your enemies, they will tell you your negative point not positive point. You can get your negative from your enemies.

  8. #8
    Newbies
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The best option, I think, is to record ourselves...

    But it's also a good option to take the negative points from enemies. Everybody shoud think this way. It would be a perfect world, without war and violence...

    (Portuguese translation)

    Eu acho que a melhor opção é gravar-nos a nós próprios...

    Mas é uma boa opção, essa de tirar os pontos fracos que os inimigos nos apontam. Toda a gente devia pensar assim. Era um mundo perfeito, sem guerras nem violência...

Similar Threads

  1. Identifying music - thread
    By Daniel in forum Solved Cases (archive)
    Replies: 1117
    Last Post: Apr-16-2013, 20:07

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •