Klarinet Archive - Posting 000173.txt from 1996/01
From: Teri Herel <Herelt@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Pre-performance relaxation
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 00:51:26 -0500
In a message dated 96-01-08 22:45:01 EST, bullwinkel@-----.EDU
(Anne Bullwinkel) writes:
> You probably won't believe me, but I've been told by numerous students
>here that eating bananas before a recital will help to calm nerves.
Bananas, here I come!
When I'm on stage I like to use other performers to calm my nerves: During
rests, usually before a solo, I listen to the players around me and imagine
that I am soaking up their ability, beautiful tone, etc: I listen to their
best qualities and draw strength from them. Teri