ISBN-10:
0787943789
ISBN-13:
9780787943783
Pub. Date:
07/14/1998
Publisher:
Wiley
Notes from the Green Room: Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance / Edition 1

Notes from the Green Room: Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance / Edition 1

by Paul G. Salmon, Robert G. Meyer

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787943783
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/14/1998
Series: Health and Psychology Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.65(d)

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.

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