A player in our band turned up prior to a function as people were sorting out their music.... sat down, rattled through some tunes-loudly (splitting one in 4 notes) then stood up after a couple of minutes and pronounced loudly.. "arhh ... still got it" before strutting out of the room to the amusement of everyone. The same player never practices or warms up as apparently none is required. This got me thinking about confidence... Is it better to be over confident or under confident ? Personally, the more practice I put in the more confident I feel. and I feel more confident around players who I know are also putting in similar effort to improve. Its probably a constant under confidence that drives me. Is it better to be over confident though ?