16 September 2007


From:that frolicsome kid
To:Whom this may concern
Date:16 September 2007, 10:30
Subject: Frightened by Grade 7!  

@ 12.09 pm...

In less than 24 hours, I'll be heading into that claustrophobic exam room and sitting for my piano practical exam. I'm scared; I'm really scared that I get so nervous and jittery, my hands shake and vibrate and I'll mess up my preparation! =( I hate it when that happens. Vibrating hands may be good to produce vibrato in violin, but not in piano! What if I fail, again? No...

I'm beginning to doubt that my 2 hours daily practices are enough. Maybe I need more, like 5 hours. Unfortunately, I know I can't because my attention span cannot stretch so far. And I have the feeling that I'll mess up even more because I get careless and lost in my thoughts. I even get distracted by an hour of playing, let alone five! How much is enough? Am I asking for too much?

I may play well now, but when it comes to the real thing, funny errors and slips will start to pop up. That will then trigger more mistakes and in the end, it'll be one vicious cycle of errors! I just want to do well, that's all. A pass will do and I'll be really happy.

Okay, you know what? I can't stand the wait. All I want is to get over it and play as well as how I practice. That's all it matters. Just play well and get over it. And never again.

*sigh*


Updated: 10:30 pm

Below are the links to my exam pieces:

  1. A1 - Allegro, by Handel (Baroque music)

  2. B1 - Esquisse, by Gliere (Romantic - Contemporary music)

  3. C1 - For Johnny Mehegan, by Leonard Bernstein (21st Century Jazz)


My camera was the mock examiner and surprisingly, I was less nervous than last time, but still nervous. I remembered last time how I quivered when I tried recording my songs. Despite I telling myself there's no one around to watch me, I suddenly feel so self-conscious. I still am, and it isn't a pleasant feeling. But I did it! =D I'm feeling rather optimistic now and I really hope all goes well tomorrow.

Oh, guess what? I just realise you can directly embed videos in blog posts. >.< How nice! I should have made such serendipity earlier. =P

Comments (13):

Fk, don't worry!
Here's what I do to get rid of nerves: shake your hands vigorously for a few seconds. Then stand with your back against a wall, palms flat against the wall (so your hands are behind you) and you will feel all the negative energy draining away from you and into the wall! :) Try it. Oh, and while standing against the wall; take ten to fifteen deep breaths.
GOOD GOOD LUCK FOR TOMORROW!!!! :) You'll be fine :)

Hey whenn! It sounds like an odd way to calm myself, but I am willing to try! In the toilet, that is, where I can take my time and also have some privacy. Lol, that's where the negative energy belongs! Thanks for the tip, whenn! =) I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

So, how'd it go?

To be explained in my upcoming post. Very soon! ;)

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