This week in ISM was extremely eventful. My partner and I for the Final Product met a couple more times to discuss the future of our project. However, as eventful and productive as that was, there is one thing in particular that made this week stand out, and this weekly update is going to revolve around this event.
For the first time, in my entire performing career, I performed a song without an instrument. I had a friend of mine play piano while I stand and sang a song. Now, I know that this may seem like a big deal to an average person. However, this was a great accomplish for me. I have been performing for 5 years, and each time I’ve had a piano or guitar with me. I’ve always thought of having an instrument sort of as a “shield”. I used this to protect myself from the audience because how I nervous I always am before a performance. This particular performance marked a landmark for me, as I was able to overcome this fear and perform without my shield.
I was very proud of that performance. It was incredibly nerve wracking. In fact, while I was singing, I felt my hands freeze. I wasn’t able to move them because of how nervous I was. It was terrifying. However, upon rewatching the performance, I was pleased with the fact that it was hardly noticeable that I was that nervous. More details on that in the upcoming performance assessment that I will be working on in the upcoming weeks.
Overall, that was the most eventful portion of the week. I can definitely say that it was a stepping stone towards improving the performing aspect of my music career, and needless to say, I am very pleased with the outcome!