SH Posted July 28, 2011 Share Posted July 28, 2011 We all from time to time get ourselves into a situation, where we know we are having trouble with a note, or a song, and that knowledge, and the apprehension it causes sets us up for failure time and again. A teacher may comment that posture and confidence level and technique all change noticeably when we approach our trouble spot. It becomes habit. In my case, tackling a song while I was sick led to failure. Failure led to apprehension on that note. My teacher can see my throat muscel tense when I get there, even though everything was great before. I know, on a mental level that the note is completely within my ability. But I've got myself all messed up in the head with it. And I can't seem to conquer it. Even though I know I can do it. I regularly do much harder things, I used to do it. I know what the problem is but don't seem to be able to stop it. It is like a habit. I have no control over it - I subconsiously shift the effort from support to the throat, stick my head out and blurt out this terrible note. Can we share some ideas for getting past this sort of stumbling block? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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