LETS TALK ABOUT NERVES. 😬😬 How the heck do you even prepare for onstage nerves??! This is something I have been working on since I picked up the instrument. I get nervous when I play on stage, when I make recordings, and when I have to play from memory. Obviously it’s hard to simulate the “on stage” part when you’re practicing (sorry but the ‘pretend there’s an audience in front of you’ mechanism doesn’t work for me) so I thought I’d combine the other two elements. I’m playing this excerpt from memory and recording it to post on the internet. Are my hands shaking? You betcha. My heart beating fast? Duh. My mind racing a million miles per minute?? YES. The more I simulate this nervous effect, the more I can begin to understand the places that may go wrong and be prepared for those moments. I think? What are your strategies for practicing for on stage nerves?