Originally Posted by ricky
Also, what is better to practice with, a simple metronome click, or a fuller percussion type loop or something along those lines?!
This can have a bigger impact on your patience with the click than you think. I had all sorts of issues with the quarter note "bink boop boop boop" that I had to follow on my second recording session. I sat down on Cubase one night and programmed a few bars of click with quarters with a nice ride bell sound and much softer 8th notes on a shaker type sound. Those 8ths made a huge difference. I think it's much easier to align your time to something that actually sounds a bit musical, rather than a static prodding you get from the default sounds on some machines.