I'm not really talking about timing but rather things that I can do to develop a sense of groove and creative fills and runs in a song. I've been listening to a lot of newer funk and jazz stuff lately and I must say that I try to rack my brain around where the bass player's coming from when he comes up with some of those fills he's playing. For example: Now, these are just examples of what I'm talking about. I really dig what Sharay Reed is doing in that gospel song. It's nothing over the top or beyond my level of playing but.....how does he come up with this stuff? Does he practice the same fills in the same songs or is he simply going with the flow and being creative on the spot? I believe the latter to be true. How does he develop that sense of creativity and groove so he can do this stuff? I hope I'm making my question clear enough.