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  • Augustas Būrė

    May 24, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Thank you enormously for the reply!

    I noticed that under pressure it is harder to let go when focusing on pulse when there is a series of fast passages. I do record these passages as the first thing in the morning with increased heart-rate, but it still feels different to the feeling of performing for people, so i end up focusing on the character of each individual passage.

    I also noticed the tendency to shut off for a split second, because of which i end up playing wrong text on a piece which i’ve been constantly working on and feel confident. Could this be caused by fatigue from over-preparing things? (I’ve never experienced something like this before) I have an audition in less than a week. Could you perhaps provide me some ideas on how to spend the last days before the audition, so i stay in shape but also maintain the energy and focus?

    I’m very grateful for your help!


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