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I graduated from my undergrad course back in 2005, and recently my tutor, and head of music, got in contact with me to ask if I wanted to be involved in a matsuribayashi workshop (Japanese festival music). I jumped at the chance (it is a once in a lifetime thing). But, he has also asked if I'm willing to either be a section author or co-author for the book that will be produced as a result. The book will be published as one of a series arising from research projects which are a joint effort between my former uni and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.<br><br><br><br>
...I want to...but I really don't know what to do. The responsibility is tremendous. If I agree and I'm given the go-ahead I cannot then back out. Plus, I am now suddenly having doubts about my experience and ability... I've only just got my masters, and I've never even attempted something like this.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I just need some advice. From a personal point of few (and a professional one) this is an amazing chance. But, this tutor...I have such a deep respect for him, ...and my uni too. I am well aware that a cockup on my part will negatively affect my uni and my tutor. I couldn't stand it if I let them down.<br><br><br><br>
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I think you should go for it.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Plus, I am now suddenly having doubts about my experience and ability... I've only just got my masters, and I've never even attempted something like this.</div>
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Everyone's a beginner at first. It's experiences like this that make people experts. If your tutor thinks you are qualified, then you probably are. If you give this up, you may never have a chance to do something like this again. I'm sure you won't regret it, even if it ends up being a lot of work.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Iria</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think you should go for it.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Everyone's a beginner at first. It's experiences like this that make people experts. If your tutor thinks you are qualified, then you probably are. If you give this up, you may never have a chance to do something like this again. I'm sure you won't regret it, even if it ends up being a lot of work.</div>
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I totally agree with her. I am incredibly jealous, but I also know I'm not ready yet. Still need the MA degree. I would go for it... Just don't kill yourself trying to be perfect. Make a list of reasons to do it and reasons not to, that might help you in this decision. Good Luck
 

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It sounds like an incredible oppourtunity and it would be a shame to turn it down. If your tutor asked you to do it, he obviously is confident that you can do a great job, or he never would've invited you. Congratulations!
 

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You should do it and you know it. That doesn't make it any less terrifying though. Like Katieq said, you wouldn't have been asked if you weren't able to do it.<br><br><br><br>
Dream big, fly high.
 

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Think positive and dive in. I wish you the best of luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Do eet! With the respect you have for your professors, do you really think they'd put such faith in someone they weren't certain could handle it? Just think about how amazing it will look on a resume, and how good you'll feel when you prove to yourself you can do it. I don't know you well enough to say, but I know if I got an opportunity of that calibre in my own field and I turned it down out of fear, I'd always wonder what could've been. It'd bug me forever. You don't want to be lying in bed 15 years down the line wondering what would've happened if you'd just done it.<br><br><br><br>
So do it! A ton of work, yeah, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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