Ruining Your Feel1. Not Listening
Ears are the most important thing. Bottom line. You have to listen to everybody. I listen to the bass player put it here. I listen to the leader who’s singing and playing rhythm guitar put it there. And I listen to the keyboard player, and I’m going, “Which one do I go with?” And I think, “The one that’s playing the song.”

2. Overplaying
When we’re young we have a lot of energy and hormones going on, so we want to make people look at us. But when you play a fill, it’s really part of an overall musical conversation. It should either make what’s going on at the time sound better and complement it, or thrust it forward, or mark it in time a certain way, or punctuate it. It’s almost like you say with your drums when you play a fill, Alright, we’re going to the chorus right now. Boom! And when you do put those exciting fills in, you’d better be going to an exciting place. [read]


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