You can learn to play an instrument
But can you ‘feel’ it?’
You can’t be taught feel.
You either have it or you don’t.
A monkey can be taught how to play the guitar
But does it feel it?
You can read sheet music
But that doesn’t give you feel.
You can play 5,000 guitar notes a minute
Without an ounce of feel
Or you can play a single note
And knock the crowd flat.
Feel shines most in recording.
You can’t fake it through the desk.
All the effects aren’t going to magically add feel.
Fans will be disappointed after a few listens.
You have to mean what you play.
If you’re merely going through the motions
Someone somewhere is going to catch you out.
Don’t fake it. Feel it. Mean it.