I'm signed up to play at the school talent show in December. I'm going to be playing Eric Johnson's Song for George, one of the coolest acoustic pieces I know. It's a little difficult, but I've learned it pretty well. I've played a few times in front of my church, but never in front of a huge group of people. I'm not really too nervous about it, as I've played in front of people before, but what's the best way to prepare myself for it so that I sound my best? I've been practicing every day, and I have the song memorized almost perfectly. Just looking for some advice from "seasoned" players.
Just do what you do, the best you can. Share with the people watching you your love and happiness that music gives to you. Your inner emotions will become infectious to those watching and listening to you. Oh yeah, and make sure some of your friends and/or family members are there to get the applause started upon completion of your performance!!!........Humans, almost everywhere display a 'herd' mentality where most respond impulsively on the actions of a few. ( preachers preachin', smokers smoking, yawners yawning, scratchers scratching, clappers clapping, etc., etc. etc..)
Best of luck to you06sc500, seriously now; Just do your best and to hail with the rest.
Peace and Guitars,
Give everything but up.