I enjoyed accompanying in CCC for the first time. I learned to keep the microphones closer to my mridangam so I would be more audible. Also, I learned to incorporate more theermanams-endings into my playing, to sound less monotonous and bring out the singer more. On stage I was slightly nervous but not as much as I usually am while performing vocal. This was probably because I was not directly facing the audience or because I was not the main performer.