7/15/16 - It’s Not What You Do, but How You Do It
Have you ever heard a world class musical performance? If you have, you know that these experiences can pack an incredible punch. What makes the best musical performances so remarkable? Is it their accuracy in hitting the right notes? While that helps, I’d argue that this accuracy is more of a minimum requirement than a critical difference maker.
Any performer can hit all the right notes at the right time and still not get into the realm of greatness. Said differently, I think you can play a nice song without tapping into something inherently Earth shattering. Maybe, then, the difference maker isn’t so much what you do, but how you do it. In a musical sense, the idea of “how you do it” is the difference between playing music like paint-by-numbers and playing music that has soul and rattles your emotions.
Now, of course, you saw this coming from a mile away, but this isn’t just a musical lesson. If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it remarkably well. Don’t just move, talk, try, cook, and think through the motions. Be diligent. Have some goddamn soul.
In 12 Minutes, complete the following for reps of:
3, 6, 9, 12..