The gig was a smash!
We had people singing along, laughing (in the right spots,) tapping their feet, and generally being entertained.
But each singer came away with a different sense of what they liked and didn’t like about the performance.
Songwriting guru Pat Pattison said it best when he addressed how we tend to hang out in the negative side of constructive criticism.
Find out what you love about a song- because we want to hang out where we are most passionate.
I’m not sure if they were his exact words, but I find it helpful to think about what you liked about a performance before you start thinking on what you’d like to improve on.
What did I see that everyone could work on?
Well, I looked at all these clever, creative people singing and thought to myself, ‘They could be singing their own songs.’
So they’ve started writing, and that’s a big step, but we’re taking it in tiny steps.
Sometimes we need to take tiny steps to get underneath the radar of our ‘fear alarm.’
This tiny steps approach is owed completely to Robert Maurer’s book: One Small Step Can Change Your Life
What’s one small (tiny-as-you-can) step you could take for your music or performance?
This is Liz and Dave Johnson performing some brilliant original songs at the Dancing Dog Gig.