Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Stagefright Interview Fluteloops shows 6 & 7

Dear Flute teachers, fellow musicians, and stagefright relief-seekers,

I've completed the fascinating interview with Stagefright Expert Michael Goode and made it into the two final "stagefright cures" mp3 radio shows on Fluteloops.

Listen to Fluteloops no. 6 & 7 mp3 shows here.

Fluteloops 6 & 7 are optimistic and uplifting, and include all sorts of helpful booklists and ideas for conquoring stagefright.
Please listen to the mp3s and leave your comments below (just click on comments).

If you like the shows, and want to hear more; please say so. :>)
And if you have your own stagefright recovery stories, please do send them in.
You can even record your stories and send them (let me know in advance) on mp3, and we can use them on a future show, if you like. So fun!!!

And I finally included my flute bloopers from the past in show 7 (much awaited, no doubt :>)...........drool, drool, as we say on Flutenet......
So enjoy!!!
Best to you all and huge thanks to Michael Goode for his breakthrough work in this area. Fascinating and so helpful to all of us!!!

Jen Cluff
Comments (6)
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou! This has really helped me think more positively about 'The Stage'. I used to have absolutely no stagefright, but that was when I was younger. I get a little more nervous now, but I try to think about it this way: What is stagefright? I'm worried about what people will think of me. I want to do my absolute best, but if I make a mistake and somebody doesn't like it, it doesn't matter. I just move on. I performed a certain piece on the piano three times by memory, and each time made a mistake - but each time the mistake was a different one, and I'd prepared so well! Oh well, life happens, and I'm no worse for wear. I know now that I can safely live through 'bloopers'. :D

Monday, November 13, 2006 5:59:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Thanks for your comment Sheila.
Honestly; the stagefright problems that people have in their teens are usually quite easy to overcome.
It just takes more and more performances in my opinion; for most people.
I think Michael Goode's biggest breakthrough was probably the ideas of how to work with folk who have CHRONIC stagefright; who've never really found anything else that helps, after trying all sorts of things.
I got that impression from listening to his earlier radio interviews in CA. and on the BBC.
For most of us, constantly doing it, and getting a really good audience/family feedback is enough to prove to us that when we're loved and told that we did great onstage, we tend to worry less while performing, and let ourselves go on stage.
Jen :>)

Monday, November 13, 2006 6:28:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Yes indeed, I'm getting lots of comments, but for some reason this comment numbering still shows Zero.

How odd. Don't let that deter.
Please DO comment.
Jen :>)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 10:59:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment came from Mary:

Hello Jen,

Wow! What a great website! A big thank you for your generous and open-hearted sharing of information, explorations and even your own bloopers! I live on the north shore of Lake Superior, three and a half hours from my flute teacher, or for that matter, any town of any significant size - needless to say I spend a lot of time practicing and thinking about flute on my own. My teacher's input once a month is invaluable, but few and far between. I was so thrilled to happen upon your website and MP3 files - I've been using them to give me a much needed boost every morning before practicing. I feel as if I've discovered a secret treasure chest!

When you talked about "grassroots" classical music I thought your website was a great venue to support such a movement - and kudoes for doing it! I just want to play to the best of my ability, share the joy in the music and maybe teach a few students.

Thank you, thank you... and please, keep up the great site!


Tuesday, November 14, 2006 12:21:00 PM

Blogger Catherine said...


I just finished listening to all five segments of the "stagefright" series of the Fluteloops Radio Show.

Thanks so much for putting this collection of resources together-- for reminding us we CAN be joyful and free in our music-making and contribute to the well-being of our colleagues and audiences through our sincere efforts to perform in "flow."

Thanks also for the bloopers which wonderfully illustrate the art of graceful recovery.

Catherine LeGrand

Monday, June 18, 2007 8:35:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Thank you so very much Catherine.
I really enjoyed listening to Michael Goode give us a one-on-one on his whole concept.
It's so great for me too!
There are links on my main Fluteloops 3-5 pages for his other radio interviews which are marvy too.
Yes those bloopers are truly great!
So glad I caught them on cassette at the time, eh?
Only ONCE! Each horri-bleh(!) blooper type occurs only once!
Thanks again for your comment.
Jen :>D

Monday, June 18, 2007 9:31:00 AM


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