"Doing only what is necessary"
- Pablo Casals
Alexander Technique for musicians
Ease of movement
Trying hard doesn't give the best results. On the contrary, it creates unnecessary extra tensions. By preventing this, you experience more freedom How to prevent them is To prevent this from happening involves an experienceUnderstanding yourself, the way you function, what you are doing to yourself is of great importance in learning how to prevent the unnecessary. That is what the Technique will bring to you.
At an audition you want to show what you can. In order to show this, it is essential that you are creating the conditions that make this possible. You’ll need "stillness in the movement", you need to have (and take!) time, You should watch that your musicality is not taken over by focusing on "technique" and/or the desire to make no mistakes. When you want to make no (as less as possible) mistakes, do not hold your breath, don’t pull your head back and don’t fix. Don’t lift your arms or your instrument, but make sure it is being carried. Make sure that when you are nervous you use it to come into deeper contact with the music.
Stage fright is a normal phenomenon. Whether it is working for better or for worse, depends on how you are dealing with yourself in that situation (and in many, if not all others!)