This video has some super important information on not just becoming a pocket player but also becoming a professional musician. I am curious to see who will be paying attention to this video and heed it’s subtle advise.
Over the last 18 months since living in Birmingham and being on the music scene, the true pros preach the pocket and playing the record. Deviating from the pocket and adding outside chords, hits and licks in many situations can take away from the true feel of the song as well as leave your jean pockets slim with cash because you will not be getting calls to play many gigs if your playing is too busy in performance settings.
I realized that you don’t have to be a super shredder or know all the Jazz chords in the book and can use all the passing chords you want. To other musician’s that’s great and there is a time and a place for that. But when it come to making a career as a musician this is what I have found, The POCKET Pays and PAYS WELL!!
Plus the added bonus of getting the gigs and sharing the stage with incredible musicians is you really start to feel the song and hear the true meaning of the times and technology of when a particular song was created.
I’ll be putting out a list of all the songs I believe every musician should be familiar with to take your playing your ears and your cash to the next level. If you can find that pocket, you will have no trouble getting gigs and making top dollar in the music industry as a musician.
At the end of the day its about maintaining the integrity of the song and allowing your playing to compliment the rest of the band as well as the singer or featured artist. If it is not your gig, its not about YOU…
Take your time in the song and let it breathe, you can really feel the song breathe.