Following Steven Tyler's criticized performance of the National Anthem, TakeLessons offers blog readers some helpful tips for handling mistakes.
Online PR News – 23-January-2012 – – Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been under fire since yesterday's questionable performance during the AFC championship game.
Following the criticism, TakeLessons (http://takelessons.com), the nation's fastest growing music lessons provider, took the opportunity to share tips for handling mistakes during performances. Although it can be frustrating and disappointing, the key is in the musician's ability to keep composure.
The following is an excerpt from the TakeLessons blog post:
"1. If the mistake is so bad that you need to start over, feel free to take a moment to breathe, adjust your positioning, or take a sip of water. Smile or nod at the audience if you feel the need to ease any tension, or simply get back into the music – you’re more affected by the mistake than they are.
2. Set a comfortable rhythm in your head (or metronome).
3. Start again from the beginning of the song (if you’re not too far in) or restart the page or line.
4. Stay calm. Your energy is better aimed toward playing and enjoying the song.
5. Don’t worry about perfection; it’s about conveying a feeling through music, and the opportunity to do so is never lost."
By sharing the tips with blog readers, TakeLessons hopes to continue engaging current students and help with any musical goals they may have. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where they can also read tips for gaining confidence on-stage, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/takelessons).
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America's full-service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers.