36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 322: Time for psychology


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 322 — Time for psychology
19-Jun-1972 (Montag–Mon.)


Practiced for recital. Went all right. Trying to use my psychology and relaxation to see if it works. Hope so.


Psychology. “John, you will relax. You are getting sleepy. Nothing will bother you. You have self confidence. You are a great horn player. You will never make any mistakes, not even on high Bb’s, B’s, and C’s…” Yikes, it almost worked. I almost convinced myself that I could play like a pro. Until those high notes showed up.

I’m sure I’ll do fine at the recital. We’ll see.


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