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Old 07-20-2020, 05:42 PM   #7
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Default Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Originally Posted by CalumII View Post
this is exactly the ethos that I'm trying to create - that it's not a competition, it's not a hierarchy, it's just an exploration of the elements of performance. The way I phrased this in the rules I wrote for the group was:

Be constructive
It's OK to say that something is not good, but you must explain why and how the performance could be improved.
We could not say something is "good" or "not good".

Those are value judgements, tantamount to "like" or "don't like".

Suggestions for alternative paths to explore, of course! Along the lines of "I wonder what it would be like if you ________ ."

But leave the "don't like" and "not good" out of it. The aim is utter neutrality. You get used to it! After four years of it, it becomes second nature.
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