Before I talk about musical sense, I just wanna say that it is pretty cool to have a group of people so passionate about music to gather together to strive for something bigger than ourselves. It was really really cool to hear different people interpret my song differently from what I intended. Giving my words and my melodies a different life.
Very thankful for this group of friends, may we strive for the best.
I was thinking recently that how good a drummer sounds depends on how good the band sounds. Something that sounds good on your own may not necessarily sound good in a band.
How does one get this musical sense to know what or what not to play?
This is as difficult a question to ask as “how to have better time?”
Such questions is beyond what to play as notes. Such questions has to deal with human practice.
I guess musical sense is honed by what you think is nice. You will have to judge for yourself what sounds good and what doesn’t.
I was very fortunate to have L in my early drumming years, having him as a benchmark really helped me to have a more refined sense of what is nice and what isn’t.
Such sense is not gained by playing more complicated things. It is gained by understanding music as a whole picture and understanding what you do to create that mood.
It is really important.
I hope my sense will get more and more refined with time!