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Songwriter Forum => Introductions => Topic started by: Miss Stagefright on April 26, 2018, 01:08:16 AM

Title: Hey
Post by: Miss Stagefright on April 26, 2018, 01:08:16 AM
Hi! I'm a 17 year old girl who can't keep a pitch or sight read, but wants to at least try the lyrics part. I have really bad stage fright and I've performed once in public. I starting sweating, shaking, forgot half the lyrics, and almost fainted, but this won't stop me from trying.

—stagefrightsinger
Title: Re: Hey
Post by: CaliaMoko on April 26, 2018, 02:08:43 AM
Hi there! Sounds like you've taken on an uphill battle, or are you just being hard on yourself?? At any rate, you'll find lots of friendly support here. Welcome to the forum!

Vicki
Title: Re: Hey
Post by: Miss Stagefright on April 26, 2018, 10:56:37 AM
Nope I promise thats exactly how it happened, and thanks for the warm welcome.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 26, 2018, 02:54:44 PM
Well, I'm impressed that you did it. Fellow stage fright sufferer. I understand.

Now, you had those reactions, but you know what, you survived, and are here to tell the tale. How did the audience react to your performance?

You don't need to sight read to perform. You probably should be able to keep pitch, but I've seen more than a few famous singers struggle with pitch and they still perform live. There's a lot they can do in the studio to clean you up, and there's a lot that patience and practice can do to help.

As for forgetting lyrics, write them down. You can put them on the floor. No one will even think twice about it.

And the last thing I can tell you is everyone feels what you felt. I have it on good authority. Your feelings were very normal.

Good luck! Can't wait to hear you!

Lynn

Title: Re: Hey
Post by: Miss Stagefright on April 26, 2018, 03:38:55 PM
Wow thanks Lynn :)
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Post by: RealKevM on April 30, 2018, 08:21:04 PM
Welcome to the forum :)
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Post by: Cawproductions on May 15, 2018, 01:59:00 PM
Hi Miss stagefright.

All about confidence, this is a great place to build that without being judged.

Welcome.