Notes from the Green Room: Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Methods for overcoming pre-performance jitters
Notes from the Green Room explains the causes of musicalperformance anxiety and suggests methods for dealing with iteffectively. The authors show how proper preparation-as well astechniques such as learning experiments, relaxation training,tension management, and graded exposure to groups of varioussizes-can relieve the compulsion that often accompanies anindividual's performance. An essential resource for musicians atany level.
About the Author
PAUL G. SALMON is an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Louisville, director of clinical research at the Genesis Center, and a professional musician. ROBERT G. MEYER is a professor of psychology at the University of Louisville.
Table of Contents
1. The Performer.
2. The Psychology of Coping with Performance Stress.
3. The Whole Performer.
4. Stress and Performing.
5. The Nature of Anxiety.
6. Getting Help for Stress and Anxiety.
7. The Cognitive Side of Performing.
8. Basic Stress Management Skills.
9. Anxiety and Stress in Perspective.