That 1st song line/Finding confidence (even when you don't really have it)
The first line of any song. It's the worst for me. Some kind of troll in my head ALWAYS questions my ability and then repeats incessantly during those pesky first seconds, at the beginning of any song. "Will I sound stupid?", "Will I remember the first line?" "Will I be flat?" "Will my timing be off?". If I don't hear those particular questions, I'll hear some other negative thoughts. And I know it's coming even when I'm practicing alone in our study in front of my two dogs! Why can't I just think, "I'm gonna be great on this???" And then when it does sound bad I think, wow, I even embarrassed myself on that one! I do believe as I progress with KTVA, it will help A LOT with my vocal insecurities. There was even a point, in the last few years, when I thought I should consider finding a hypnotist somewhere to trick my subconscious brain into pure confidence and bravery. I don't really believe in that stuff but I was feeling really frustrated before finding KTVA. Maybe the psychology is another component to successful singing just as important as the muscles.