This is like a contest but for musicians. If you're a dancer and you partake in a dance contest where judges will rate your performance, think of the solo and ensemble like that. The director, the next day, when I went to hang out in the band room during lunch, was brutally honest and told me the judge said I did terribly. I took the harsh feedback to heart and decided to quit the band to avoid solo and ensemble. Before you pull the I can't take criticism card, telling someone they are bad isn't constructive feedback. If the judge had of made notes on what I need to practice ( eg practice your timing), and the director said hey let's work on what the judges pointed out, that would have been constructive criticism. People have the misconception on what criticism is.
I took a guitar glass my Senor year and the teach would teach us a song and we have to play it for him. Yeah, I was scared to death of that, too. Fear. I let fear take over. And fear won. It was like a battle and I always lose. What person plays an instrument and is terrified to perform for people? Do you think this is embarrassing? I am always influenced by certain things. Now, you know I am a hardcore gamer. I love video games and gaming music.
Let me get into how this relates, alright? You know how games have soundtracks and people do covers of it? Or a movie's soundtrack. Most people who do cover songs post it on YouTube and will link it in a group related to the game, movie, etc. I would love to do covers, but I am too afraid of people thinking I will be bad.
If I were to walk up to an artist and tell them these things, what do you think they would say? I think they would tell me I can't say afraid of solos forever.
I am also the type to not wanna try if it's too hard. When my friend told me learning the piano is very hard, I said f*k it and didn't wanna learn. I also made a poorly thought out video on this topic.
'I shared this video in a group on Facebook only to have people invalidate my feeling just because this was in school and I wasn't in music professionally. You should not invalidate someone just because you don't understand why they're upset or because they didn't sing, dance, etc majorly. I may start playing again at some point in the future. If I do. I won't play for anyone.