Stresses and Strains

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by David Evans, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. David Evans

    David Evans Member

    Several years ago a survey of 55 Orchestras with 1600 replies reported that the top ten stresses were:

    1 Conductors who sap your confidence

    2 Incompetent conductors

    3 Problems with the instrument

    4 Playing an orchestral solo

    5 Illegible music, photocopied multiple times, missing ledger lines, difficulty in focusing

    6 Disorganised rehearsal time

    7 Incompatible desk partners

    8 Concurrent medical problems affecting their work

    9 Making a mistake when performing

    10 Inadequate financial reward or worries

    16% suffered performance anxiety once a week and 70% reported performance anxiety during a performance


    It would be interesting, and not too difficult to see how brass bands compare.
     
  2. Load of tosh as I see it. OK....I can relate to 3, 5 and 8.
     
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  3. 4th Cornet

    4th Cornet Active Member

    These aren't causes for stress. How one reacts to these situations is what causes the stress.
     

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