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by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: ‘German’ trombone sound concept
Replies: 14
Views: 6812

‘German’ trombone sound concept

<r>I found an article some years ago by Heinrich Thein describing the characteristics of the “German Trombone Sound.” <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=66620.0;attach=15264"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=66620.0;attach=1...
by ttf_kbiggs
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 9712

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

<t>I’ve heard some people say that the Chicago style is nothing more than... what people say the Chicago style is... <br/> <br/> I probably remember this incorrectly, but I thought I had read that Jay Friedman said “The Chicago School” or “style” was really about good ensemble playing (matching arti...
by ttf_kbiggs
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: sackbut mouthpiece Romera Daniel Lassalle
Replies: 56
Views: 7294

sackbut mouthpiece Romera Daniel Lassalle

<t>I was thinking about this thread earlier today, and I started to wonder: How many shawm or dulcian players use modern reeds on their instruments? How many string players use steel rather than gut strings? I know trumpet players use vented instruments to play, but the trend seems to be towards tru...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: sackbut mouthpiece Romera Daniel Lassalle
Replies: 56
Views: 7294

sackbut mouthpiece Romera Daniel Lassalle

<t>Stan, <br/> <br/> I believe I understand what you’re saying and, to a certain extent, I agree with you. We cannot go back in time. We cannot make a comprehensive survey of the instruments that were available at the time of Dalla Casa, Monteverdi, etc. Just as importantly, we have no true idea of ...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: sackbut mouthpiece Romera Daniel Lassalle
Replies: 56
Views: 7294

sackbut mouthpiece Romera Daniel Lassalle

<t>I’m an amateur sacbut player, so I’m no expert on authenticity, etc. I’ve tried several combinations, e.g., accurate reproduction sacbuts with reproduction or modern mouthpieces. The few sacbuts I’ve tried seemed to play better with reproduction mouthpieces (Egger, vander Heyde). “Better,” to me,...
by ttf_kbiggs
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Brushing teeth before practicing?
Replies: 26
Views: 4152

Brushing teeth before practicing?

<t>Maybe one of the techs will chime in here...<br/> <br/> I used to work in a music store many years ago. When brass instruments came back from rentals, part of my job was to assess whether a simply wash with soap and water would do, or whether it needed a chem clean. I couldn’t believe some of the...
by ttf_kbiggs
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Brushing teeth before practicing?
Replies: 26
Views: 4152

Brushing teeth before practicing?

<t>Maybe one of the techs will chime in here...<br/> <br/> I used to work in a music store many years ago. When brass instruments came back from rentals, part of my job was to assess whether a simply wash with soap and water would do, or whether it needed a chem clean. I couldn’t believe some of the...
by ttf_kbiggs
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Braces or Invisalign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Braces or Invisalign?

<t>My story with braces FWIW...<br/> <br/> I had regular braces when I was 14-15 years old. At that time, they pulled four teeth: 2 uppers and 2 lowers, one on each side. I believe they were molars, maybe pre-molars. (Funny story: the dentist who pulled my teeth accidentally dislocated my jaw! “Oh, ...
by ttf_kbiggs
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Shingles
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Shingles

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103769.msg1226874#msg1226874"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103769.msg1226874#msg1226874]</s>Quote from: Doug Elliott on Jan 01, 2018, 05:32PM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> Got Valtrex and Prednisone started, only about 24 hours afte...
by ttf_kbiggs
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Shingles
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Shingles

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103769.msg1226874#msg1226874"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103769.msg1226874#msg1226874]</s>Quote from: Doug Elliott on Jan 01, 2018, 05:32PM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> Got Valtrex and Prednisone started, only about 24 hours afte...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: Importance of Grad School
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Importance of Grad School

<t>I went to grad school for a different subject: political science. Besides gaining specific, more detailed knowledge of my discipline, I gained: networking, experience, and references. Invaluable. Most people I’ve talked with who went to grad school in any discipline say pretty much the same thing...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: Importance of Grad School
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Importance of Grad School

<t>I went to grad school for a different subject: political science. Besides gaining specific, more detailed knowledge of my discipline, I gained: networking, experience, and references. Invaluable. Most people I’ve talked with who went to grad school in any discipline say pretty much the same thing...
by ttf_kbiggs
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: broken left hand
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

broken left hand

You might try borrowing an ErgoBone for a bit until your hand heals, and even afterwards while you’re doing physical therapy.
by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: WTB: Bach 50 gold brass bell tuning crook
Replies: 4
Views: 687

WTB: Bach 50 gold brass bell tuning crook

Try asking at M/K Drawing and Bending: https://www.mkdrawing.com
by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: F Trigger and Double Trigger range
Replies: 17
Views: 2965

F Trigger and Double Trigger range

<t>Another very important thing: listen to other players so you can develop a good sound concept. Listen to as many bass trombonists as you can. Recordings of course, but live preferably. <br/> <br/> Compared to 20-30 years ago, there are a lot of bass trombone solo recordings out there. Some classi...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: F Trigger and Double Trigger range
Replies: 17
Views: 2965

F Trigger and Double Trigger range

<t>There are lots of good introductory and foundation methods for bass trombone. Raph is a good one. Personally, I prefer George Roberts “Let’s Play Bass Trombone” (out of print), or any by Paul Faulise or Lew Gillis. <br/> <br/> Keys to getting comfortable and sounding good on the bass trombone, es...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Never seen a tuba like this...
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Never seen a tuba like this...

Yes. I even said it myself: design, evolution and arbitrary choices. Perhaps we’re seeing a radical change for the tuba, perhaps it’s a phase that will pass, perhaps... history will let us know.
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Never seen a tuba like this...
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Never seen a tuba like this...

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103312.msg1222928#msg1222928"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103312.msg1222928#msg1222928]</s>Quote from: robcat2075 on Dec 03, 2017, 08:26AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Hmmm... looks like a standard bell-up tuba that's been unwound and r...
by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220726#msg1220726"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220726#msg1220726]</s>Quote from: Le.Tromboniste on Nov 13, 2017, 12:55AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>And sounds, as was pointed out, that this was a tradition specif...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220668#msg1220668"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220668#msg1220668]</s>Quote from: MrPillow on Nov 12, 2017, 02:09PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Unfortunately the link is dead - <URL url="http://www.historicbrass.or...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

Don’t know why I didn’t remember this earlier, but I remember an article from several years ago in the Historic Brass Society Journal specifically about Beethoven’s pieces. I’ll have to see whether I can find it on their website or in my library...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

<t>Back to the word “equali” or “aequali”...<br/> <br/> 1. It seems to be a type of composition, and not a style of composition.<br/> <br/> 2. What is meant or intended by the word seems to have changed over time. That is, either the thing the word referred to changed, or the word started to be used...
by ttf_kbiggs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Asthma and Sleep Apnea
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Asthma and Sleep Apnea

<t>My machine is a Philips Respironics, an APAP (automatic positive airway pressure). It “senses” how much air pressure to exert. An internal modem allows the machine to talk to my provider (Kaiser), who monitor and adjust the range of air pressure from the office. In other words, I don’t think I ha...
by ttf_kbiggs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

<t>This thread reminds me of the joke about the musicologist’s convention...<br/> <br/> One evening, after the papers had been presented and the participants had retired to the local drinking establishment to imbibe their favorite beverages (rosé, claret, chablis, etc.), the conversation eventually ...
by ttf_kbiggs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220201#msg1220201"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220201#msg1220201]</s>Quote from: MrPillow on Nov 09, 2017, 11:57AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Which equali did you perform that were by other composers?<br/> <br/> ...
by ttf_kbiggs
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: The Mystery of the Missing Equali
Replies: 61
Views: 9186

The Mystery of the Missing Equali

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220189#msg1220189"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102972.msg1220189#msg1220189]</s>Quote from: BillO on Nov 09, 2017, 11:04AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I think the term was used mainly academically.  <br/> <br/> My trombone q...
by ttf_kbiggs
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Asthma and Sleep Apnea
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Asthma and Sleep Apnea

<t>Update:<br/> <br/> It’s been three weeks now. There’s improvement in my sleep apnea overall, although my AHI still ranges from 4 to 8. My provider has already increased the baseline air pressure from 4 to 8. I still feel sleepy in the mornings and don’t have as much energy throughout the day as I...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Concerns regarding various grip aids
Replies: 20
Views: 2845

Concerns regarding various grip aids

<t>I’ve used most of the grip aids you mentioned, and I’ve written about them several times here on TTF. For me, currently, the Sheridan Get-A-Grip works best. It holds the instrument at the appropriate balance point, it decreases the strength needed to hold the horn and thereby decreases the stress...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Asthma and Sleep Apnea
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Asthma and Sleep Apnea

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102595.msg1216937#msg1216937"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102595.msg1216937#msg1216937]</s>Quote from: Doug Elliott on Oct 15, 2017, 10:55AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I have been using a CPAP for almost 2 years now.  I started a topi...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Asthma and Sleep Apnea
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Asthma and Sleep Apnea

<t>I was recently diagnosed with both asthma and sleep apnea. I’ve had allergies since I was a kid, and I’ve used antihistamines and different nasal sprays for years. About 7-8 years ago, I started getting bronchitis and/or pneumonia during most winters. I was diagnosed with asthma until February of...
by ttf_kbiggs
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Bad Day :~(
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Bad Day :~(

<t>“Well, then it isn’t one to you, since nothing is really good or bad in itself—it’s all what a person thinks about it.”<br/>   —Shakespeare, Hamlet<br/> <br/> “Half of the game is 90% mental.” —Yogi Berra<br/> <br/> <br/> It’s not what happens to us that is “good” or “bad.” It’s how we react (unt...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Pedal tone question
Replies: 14
Views: 1511

Pedal tone question

<t>I think Phil Teele also says (1) that the pedal tone warm-ups are an "ideal" situation, and you should strive for discipline by doing your best to play the pedals without an embouchure shift* or mouthpiece replacement* AND (2) in a performance all bets are off, and you do what you need to do to g...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Tip on relieving mid back pain from playing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2627

Tip on relieving mid back pain from playing?

<r><URL url="https://sites.google.com/a/mountainpeakmusic.com/mountain-peak-music-buying-guide/trombone/healthy-trombone-playing"><s>[url=https://sites.google.com/a/mountainpeakmusic.com/mountain-peak-music-buying-guide/trombone/healthy-trombone-playing]</s><LINK_TEXT text="https://sites.google.com/...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Hand rest solutions that have least impact on response
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Hand rest solutions that have least impact on response

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101582.msg1213913#msg1213913"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101582.msg1213913#msg1213913]</s>Quote from: JBledsoe on Sep 23, 2017, 12:32AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Just a note on these. I found that the slide was significantly torqued...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Hand grip for wrist pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Hand grip for wrist pain

<r>There are a lot of different grip aides available. NeoTech, the ErgoBone, Bullet Brace, etc. Newell Sheridan also sells a brace: <URL url="http://www.sheridanbrass.com/Sheridan_Brass/Home.html"><s>[url=http://www.sheridanbrass.com/Sheridan_Brass/Home.html]</s>http://www.sheridanbrass.com/Sheridan...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Lemon Pledge
Replies: 26
Views: 2036

Lemon Pledge

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102235.msg1214003#msg1214003"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102235.msg1214003#msg1214003]</s>Quote from: Geezerhorn on Sep 23, 2017, 02:20PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Oh, c'mon now guys. Everything we make either stinks or makes noise....
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Lemon Pledge
Replies: 26
Views: 2036

Lemon Pledge

<t>I find it fascinating--it's part of the human condition, I know--how (a) despite warnings from professionals, (b) legitimate health reasons to avoid using something, and (c) the presence of products specifically designed for the purpose, people continue to use products like Pledge. It's like an o...
by ttf_kbiggs
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Intermediate trios & quartets
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Intermediate trios & quartets

<t>Here's some specific suggestions. There are many more...<br/> <br/> Intermediate Trios:<br/> Bach/Donald Miller. Chorales vo. 1 & 2<br/> Dhellemes. Collection of trios<br/> Müller. Collection.<br/> <br/> Intermediate Quartets:<br/> Andrea Gabrieli/Friedman. Ricercare<br/> Giovanni Gabrieli/Br...
by ttf_kbiggs
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 47
Views: 4627

Nomenclature

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101940.msg1211747#msg1211747"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101940.msg1211747#msg1211747]</s>Quote from: svenlarsson on Sep 06, 2017, 12:46AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I tnink that is a nice try.<br/> But I also think it is useless in ...
by ttf_kbiggs
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 47
Views: 4627

Nomenclature

The international phonetic alphabet is just another way that humans have tried to impose order out of the chaos of a myriad of noises we can make. Nothing right or wrong, good or bad, just...
by ttf_kbiggs
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 47
Views: 4627

Nomenclature

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101940.msg1211583#msg1211583"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101940.msg1211583#msg1211583]</s>Quote from: svenlarsson on Sep 05, 2017, 01:46AM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> What is "international standard"? There are book written on m...
by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 47
Views: 4627

Nomenclature

<r>As a young student who was often praised for being "smart," and "bright," and being told that I "catch on quickly," I used my natural curiosity to delve into those minutiae. I read pedagogy books in high school, before I had a firm foundation for embouchure, tounging, intonation, etc. It confused...
by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Schubert recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Schubert recordings

<t>Some of my favs<br/> <br/> Overtures and Symphonies, esp. 5, 8 and 9<br/> Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players<br/> Herbert Blomstedt and the San Francisco Sympony<br/> <br/> Symphony 9<br/> John Eliot Gardiner and Wiener Philharmoniker<br/> <br/> Lieder: Schwanengesang, Göthe-Lieder...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Adele, vocalists and their surgeries...
Replies: 14
Views: 2265

Adele, vocalists and their surgeries...

<t>It's odd, but I couldn't find the vocal technique actually named in the article. I'm assuming Warner and the teachers and coaches he quotes are referring to bel canto singing. <br/> <br/> The body--flesh and blood--has limitations. Unfortunately, managers, tour organizers and the like aren't alwa...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Adele, vocalists and their surgeries...
Replies: 14
Views: 2265

Adele, vocalists and their surgeries...

<t>It's odd, but I couldn't find the vocal technique actually named in the article. I'm assuming Warner and the teachers and coaches he quotes are referring to bel canto singing. <br/> <br/> The body--flesh and blood--has limitations. Unfortunately, managers, tour organizers and the like aren't alwa...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Hand rest solutions that have least impact on response
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Hand rest solutions that have least impact on response

<t>Like Bruce said, anything you add to the horn will change the sound, feel or response. <br/> <br/> If you don't want to play the horn without adding a gadget to allow you to hold the horn, then you can either not play the horn, or accept some change in sound, feel or response. Question is, are yo...
by ttf_kbiggs
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Who in their right mind plays a single valve bass?
Replies: 145
Views: 6332

Who in their right mind plays a single valve bass?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101283.msg1207568#msg1207568"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101283.msg1207568#msg1207568]</s>Quote from: hyperbolica on Aug 12, 2017, 09:08AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Well, yeah, but I'm taking about buying a primary valve and a secon...
by ttf_kbiggs
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass trombone practice mute that fits in the case with best intonation and blow?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Bass trombone practice mute that fits in the case with best intonation and blow?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101537.msg1207019#msg1207019"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101537.msg1207019#msg1207019]</s>Quote from: hyperbolica on Aug 09, 2017, 12:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I use the Shhhmute, although I wish Yamaha made a Silent Brass for ...
by ttf_kbiggs
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bass trombone practice mute that fits in the case with best intonation and blow?
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Bass trombone practice mute that fits in the case with best intonation and blow?

<t>I have used my Best Brass for 7 or 8 years now. It fits well in the case. Intonation is good once you pull the tuning slide out--it's sharp overall but fairly consistent. <br/> <br/> I have a SofTone mute which works well as a bucket mute, but not a very effective practice mute. Intonation and st...
by ttf_kbiggs
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Performance Anxiety only for specific ensembles
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Performance Anxiety only for specific ensembles

<r>Nerves and nervousness mean anxiety about the future: "What if I screw up?" Everybody screws up. Worrying about screwing up causes anxiety, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), that is, adrenaline and other hormones and neurotransmitters that give us the "fight, flight or freeze...

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