Playing with other people well requires playing with other people….sometimes poorly…first.
Raif Zabor talks about this in his novel “The Bear Comes Home”:
“Look, there are three kinds of chops and they have less to do with each other than you think: the kind of chops when you’re practicing alone, the kind when you play with other people, and then there’s the kind of chops you play with other people in front of an audience. They’re three different things. The way I understand it, you’ve been sittin’ home for a long time. Of course you’re gonna have some off nights. There’s no possible way you can expect yourself to know how to road.”
Play with other people as much as you can….it comes with time. And don’t neglect the ‘nome at home.