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.
Next LEVEL5 Show: Monday, 10/23/17, 11:00pm | Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 1 | 196 Allen Street, NYC, NY |Free Admission |
"The Sybil EP," the debut from Mark Feldman's LEVEL5, is due for release in February 2018, and features Oz Noy and Will Lee.
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