Re: What makes a good musician?
The list is huge but here's some basics that come into play for me for a group player specifically in a sideman situation. Big "ears" in other words a great listener to everything going on around you and knowing how respond and NOT respond musically speaking based on what's happening in the music at any given time. Other qualities:good attitude,desire to learn and constantly improve, leave your ego at the door IE: learn to accept and know how to deal with constructive criticism about your playing,expect the unexpected in other words be prepared for change and be seriously dedicated to whatever your trying to achieve. Could go on forever that's just a very basic starting point from my personal perspective from 34 years of professional group experience