40 Quick Guitar Tips! #39: SPACE: You don’t have to play all the time
The best musicians are always listening and reacting to what the other musicians are doing. They’re happy not to play if that’s what the song needs or to play something in the background which adds to the song. If you spend some time listening to music, you’ll hear when certain instruments drop out and come back. If you understand both how the pros arrange the song, the instruments and use dynamics (how loud or soft the instruments are).