Simple, no-frills, in the pocket playing is what is moving my drumming career forward. More and more, when describing successful musical experiences, I hear myself saying things like: “all I did was play simply and in the pocket and everyone loved it.”
I wish I had the maturity to play this way earlier in my life. I have a lot of chops…. But I am not particularly inclined to use them lately, and I think that is a good thing.
Perhaps this seems like trite advice….you’ve heard it all before. But I promise you. It works.
Play simply and think about feel instead of chops. You’ll work more.