Stage fright is a primitive physical response to a frightening situation. Your stone-age ancestor felt the same rush of adrenaline, the same crippling anxiety, trembling and shortness of breath when confronted by a saber-tooth tiger.
The stone-age you would have used this adrenaline burst either to slay the saber-tooth tiger or to run away.
When you're a guitarist confronting an audience, those options aren't appropriate (however tempting), so how do you channel your flood of adrenaline productively?
In this article, we suggest practical tips on how to overcome stage fright, ranging from breathing exercises to eating a banana (really).