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What Happens When You Quit Caring About "Being the Best" and Embracing Your True Love with Nathaniel Mayfield
29th May 2022 • Trumpet Dynamics • James Newcomb
00:00:00 00:29:20

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-Those mysterious flying walking penguins...01:12

-Introduction of Nate Mayfield...05:30

-Nate's worst performance moment...08:17

-What happens when you no longer care about being "the best"...12:30

-How to stay focused on music when you're overwhelmed with life's responsibilities...14:40

-Focus on your purpose with music and otherwise...17:15

-Nate Mayfield on "The Hot Seat"...20:50

  • Preparing for a performance 5 minutes before going on stage
  • The best performance advice you've ever received
  • Dealing with dry mouth
  • The dream performance scenario

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