My first Mountain Dulcimer Competition

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
9 years ago
1,197 posts

My hat's off to you, David!

My husband and I also have played 'out' to help in overcoming stage fright. It helps.

Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson
@cheryl-johnson
9 years ago
44 posts

Wow! Good for you for playing great and not succumbing to stage fright. That is a BIG deal!!! You played great!

Cheryl

Karen Keane
Karen Keane
@karen-keane
9 years ago
11 posts

I have stage fright sometimes as well. You did a great job!

Brian G.
Brian G.
@brian-g
9 years ago
93 posts

Great job David!

John Henry
John Henry
@john-henry
9 years ago
257 posts

Hey David, well done !!! You have done something I never will, congratulations ! 41.gif41.gif41.gif

JohnH

John Keane
John Keane
@john-keane
9 years ago
182 posts

Very proud of you David!

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
9 years ago
76 posts

Surprisingly I did think (sort of)to smile. That is one comment that is always made from time to time in our group: when people play on stage they are so focused they forget to smile.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
9 years ago
1,981 posts

David, you did GREAT. With all that pressure in front of judges, on a stage...I would have made mistakes for sure!

Not only did you not make any mistakes, but you smiled too!




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Patty from Virginia
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
9 years ago
233 posts

David, that's great! I think that's a winnerSmile.gif . Thanks for sharing.

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
9 years ago
76 posts

Friday night I entered the Mountain Dulcimer competition at the 2012 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention http://www.tvotfc.com[/url . It was my first time entering a competition. I did not enter to win so much as to overcome my extreme stage fright. Generally I avoid all public speaking (or non-speaking) type activities. Here I am playing Ode To Joy

. While I did not win I did actually play the tune as I intended and did not make any mistakes.


updated by @david-bennett: 04/12/18 12:59:11PM