Denis Azabagic – Competitions. . The Concept of Music and Competitions I started attending international competitions seriously when I was 18 years old. One of the most stressful situations that a music student (or any performer) encounters during their studies is the day, the hour or the moment of the performance. One of the most stressful situations that a music student (or any performer) encounters during their studies is the day, the hour or the moment of.

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I asked them what it is they like about guitar, what it is that attracts them to this instrument more than any other. I remember playing in the final one year at the “Francisco Tarrega” azaagic in Benicasim, Spain. Once a storyteller has read the material which he has to tell on the stage and has understood all the symbols, letters, pronunciations, etc.

Then it is nonnal to like the perfonnance of your students more than that of someone whom you did not teach who is performing differently. What I mean is that actors, singers, and dancers are all performers as well azabaagic with that in mind every performance contains an element of acting.

State or Federal funds may also be available. One starts thinking about how this person played a particular piece. Apart from benefiting if you win a prize at the competition, there are other elements that ckmpetitions take home even if the experience seems totally negative.

When people ask me about the level of some competition I find it difficult to assess. You will find advice that relate to guitar performers and their specific ideas concerning competitions and repertoire, but mainly the denos focuses on how to deal with the issue of stage fright, self control dnis how to deliver to the best of your abilities. For many, it is very difficult to share this inner world, but music is one of the best ways to reflect what we have inside.


Sometimes there are problems.

Denis Azabagic On Competitions, Dealing With Performance Stress

I remember once a judge told me that I play very well but too soft, that I cannot play just for myself but it has to be for the audience. There is an element of acting in performance denia every person who goes on the stage is a performer.

I used to wish for the day when that feeling would go away, but now I am aware that it will never happen. I started having doubts about this after I heard many players who ocmpetitions a rather “harsh” sound.

The picture I visualize in my head is the same picture that I see when I play and observe my left hand. I came to the following conclusion: Some suggest memorizing the actual music, as in having a photographic memory of the score. See what people are saying about. I also mentioned in the opening chapter that I would divide musicality into two areas: We also think about when we are scheduled to play and that brings up the following questions: Even if those try-outs asabagic just in front of a few friends, they create a situation similar to the one we will be facing.

I can’t answer a question like that.

On Competitions: Dealing with Performance Stress – Denis Azabagic – Google Books

It was really very busy and there was very little time to do anything else. In essence the book is intended for anyone who plays an instrument, including vocalist, at any level professional, amateur. Mel Bay PublicationsOct 7, – Music – 32 dompetitions. I like to read a book, or watch something interesting on TV, take a walk, or play some video game not too much though because you can make your fingers tired or even hurt them.

After all, if you teach someone you are showing the student how to play the way you think the instrument should be Playing at the fianls of III Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Alhambra in Alcoy, Spain Functional Anatomy and Physiomechanics Author: Whether it is a first lesson, entrance exam, graduation recital, audition, or music competition, there is always presence of this inner fight with our nerves.


Diego Armando Jaramillo Patio. Also, there are fewer competitions in the USA, even though it is a very big country. Even if you are the last to play, don’t listen. Occasionally members of the jury may try to disqualify you on the basis of these “silly” nonmusical considerations. In that instance, I try to find a recording of the piece and listen competitionns to have a better idea about it.

On the other hand, if I were approached to play at a very important festival or concert hall, or to appear as a soloist with an important orchestra, then I would expect my “tension-responsibility” aazbagic to be competitkons. You will find advice that relate to guitarperformers and their specific ideas concerning competitions and repertoire, but mainly the book focuses on how to deal with the issue of stage fright, self control and how todeliver to the best of your abilities.

Sometime there were concerts in a row, day after day, which meant taking one, two and sometimes three flights to come to the place where I had to perform, having a nap, playa concert, and the next day the same thing. If the objective is to gain experience, it would be good to take part in a competition which is not of th highest international level. Let me only say that this is part of the game as well.

On Competitions – DENIS AZABAGIC – Google Books

In many countries the Ministries of Education and Culture or a similar governmental body will have information about competitions. The competitions there were usually well below other competitions in terms of prize compensations.

Besides all of the different technical elements that we can think of when choosing a repertoire, we also have to be aware that there are many musical aspects competituons have to think of.