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Old 12-16-2009, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: Is it fair to play live with a metronome?

Originally Posted by TimSimmans View Post
Haha, too true, when I first tried playing to a click live it was crazy, felt like I was getting pulled apart by the band and the singer told me to speed up even though she knew I was playing to a click! Good times...I realised that the only way to do it is to just ignore the rest of the band and just play and hope everyone locks in and if they dont...hopefully the clicks for a backing track so the rest of the band look wrong rather than me :D
Yep, that's the big issue with using a click live, it'll only work if you're playing with musicians who are good enough to know to listen and follow the time of the drummer. Most amateurs play in their own little world and expect the drummer to follow them.
Less a case of 'is it fair', more, 'is it possible?'.
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