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How I Use Tom’s Live Music Method for a Long Solo Show: Show Flow (Part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series How I Use Tom's Method for a Long Solo Show

There are always lots of questions & discussion around how to apply Tom’s Method to long shows. Many times we are booked by clubs, coffee shops, etc. for 2-4 hours – which may not be ideal from a “making an impact” standpoint, but it is the reality. I thought I would share my experiences with […]

How I Use Tom’s Live Music Method for a Long Solo Show: Mixing It Up (Part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series How I Use Tom's Method for a Long Solo Show

In my last post, I talked about some ways I have successfully applied Tom’s Graph to long solo shows. Today I’ll continue with some ideas for variety and changing the pressure. Please add your own, let’s get a nice list started! I talked about short breaks as an important part of structuring a long show. […]

How I Use Tom’s Live Music Method for a Long Solo Show: Song Arrangement, Talking to the Audience, Results (Part 3)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series How I Use Tom's Method for a Long Solo Show

There are several ways you can start working on your song arrangements yourself. You can get great ideas from any of Tom’s videos, and of course probably the best source for that inspiration is right here, Backstage! Spend a little time to watch the video makeovers – I always get ideas from them. For instance, […]