musical textures are applied to a given pattern, an identity
or feel is formed. By combining different types of colors
and patterns, various feels are achieved. For example, a country
two-beat drum pattern and a Cajun drum pattern are played
basically the same without the bass guitar and other elements
of the band. But when played with all the musical elements
intact, the various colors and characteristics of that style
of music become evident.
experimenting with the sounds and textures of your instrument,
you will gain the facility to compliment and react to the
music around you. Spend each day listening to the countless
number of inspirational players in every style of music, and
allow yourself to be influenced.