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Jun 30, 2017

So if you're anything like me, you get REALLY NERVOUS for recitals/festivals/exams or just playing in front of people in general. The sad thing for me is that I screw up a lot in these situations too, which isn't the best thing in the world.

So I was at a recital last December and I was playing the first movement of Beethoven's Pathetique sonata. My teacher had actually handed out BALLOTS so people could vote on their favourite elementary, intermediate, and advanced player. Well, lucky for me (not really), I was the last of the advanced students (also the last player in the entire recital of 30 people). Most of the other advanced students did really well, but when I went up, I (very) noticeably screwed up at LEAST ten times and also nearly crashed due to a memory glitch. The funny part? I freaking WON. I still can't believe that I got more votes than all the other students who definitely deserved it more than I did. My teacher called me up and handed me a trophy (which was actually pretty fancy-looking) with that look on her face. It was just hilarious, but also so embarrassing.

If you've had a similar horror story, please share it here!!! It'll be nice to know I'm not the only one who screws up like this. Thanks!! :D


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