Quote Originally Posted by lovevixen555 View Post
ROWUK make a good point in doing what you must to make it through the gig. Always try to practice with next to no presure ie light presure and with the best technique and form you have! On the job though you do what you have to do and worry about technique latter the next day when you have the time to do something about it!
if one needs pressure to get through a gig, it is useful to "simulate" that in the practice room too. A gig is not the place for surprises.

My rule of thumb is that I should be able to play everything needed for a concert twice in the practice room during one sitting. If I make it through twice cleanly, I have the confidence that there are enough reserves when it counts!