Psychology for musicians

Musicians, just like athletes, need mental training to get the most out of their physical performance
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Guillermo Dalia

Overcoming performance anxiety (1/8): Introduction Beginner

One of the many problems facing a musician is psychological: performance anxiety. In Guillermo Dalia's series of videolessons we[...]

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Guillermo Dalia

Overcoming performance anxiety (2/8): Exposition techniques Beginner

Of all the different techniques that Guillermo Dalia (a Psychologist specialising in musicians) uses to help people overcome per[...]

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Guillermo Dalia

Overcoming performance anxiety (3/8): Introduction to relaxation techniques Beginner

In this videolesson, the psychologist Guillermo Dalia introduces us to muscular relaxation techniques for musicians. The followi[...]

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Overcoming performance anxiety (4/8): Relaxation techniques - Part One Beginner

In this mega-videolesson of 25 plus minutes, Guillermo Dalia shows us (and takes us through) the first phase of muscular relaxat[...]

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Overcoming performance anxiety (5/8): Relaxation techniques - Parts Two & Three Beginner

Here we continue along with Guillermo Dalia's series of muscular relaxation techniques for musicians. Specifically in this video[...]

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Overcoming performance anxiety (6/8): Relaxation techniques - Part Four Beginner

Guillermo Dalia shows us the fourth relaxation techniques exercise to overcome performance anxiety, called ‘Differential relax[...]

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Overcoming performance anxiety (7/8): Relaxation techniques - Parts Five & Six Beginner

This is the last relaxation techniques video for musicians. In this one, Guillermo Dalia shows us the fifth exercise (called ‘[...]

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Guillermo Dalia

Overcoming performance anxiety (8/8): Emotional and cognitive techniques Beginner

We complete the series on how to overcome stage fright with a videolesson about emotional and cognitive control techniques. In t[...]

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How to perform at your maximum level during an audition Beginner

This videolesson will have them talking! Conservatory and university exams can provoke a very high level of performance anxiety,[...]

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How to face the problem of the back pressure of the air while playing the trumpet Beginner

We always think that the terrible problem of back pressure while playing is caused by the tongue. The fact is that on a lot of o[...]