What do you suppose 'feel' is? What are the constituent parts that combine into what we call 'feel'? I'm watching a great live concert of Robben Ford from earlier this year (a live streaming show) and I paused it for a while and at some point watched some footage of Josh Smith and his band playing from a couple years back. Now, I really like Josh and his playing is stellar. But when I go back to listening to Robben there's something extra there for me....it's Robben's 'feel'. There's no doubt that Josh can play all the notes and chords that Robben does...it's not a skill level thing, that's for sure. There's something in Robben's playing that I can only describe as 'feel' that just gets inside me real deep. It affects me at a different level. And it's not that Josh's playing doesn't have 'feel', it's just that his version or expression of 'feel' doesn't get into me like Robben's does. So what would you say are the fundamental components of 'feel'...regardless of who's playing?