And if you think there is, how do you identify it? What about not-tasteful playing? I suspect "tastefulness" is a bit like pornography -- "I can't define it but I know it when I see it." You know, I'd say that "playing to the song" is what exemplifies tasteful playing...but there are plenty of songs (hell--entire forms of music) that are oriented towards obliterating what's considered by many to be "tasteful". Is "tastefulness" something that varies from one genre/style to the next? Or is there some firm, well-defined boundary that exists on its own. Some playing crosses over that boundary, some stays with in it?