Besides having my own internal clock, I look at the leader's body movements to try and get on the same wavelength as them. Everybody feels their time a little differently. My 2 main bands have excellent time/tempo/meter keeping guitarists, top notch. They are also the leaders. I don't want my time feel any different than theirs (assuming they are good, some singers just don't know.) It's easy with them, I mean the one guy practices with a metronome. Unheard of!
Interesting. I recently added a full-length mirror to my left side in my practice room and then I noticed how much I do exactly that! I watched myself doing it and wondered why? Then I realized that I was doing it in lieu of being able to toe tap to keep time, so I am doing a heel tap instead.One common technique is to tap the beat with LF heel without sounding the hi-hat.
I've been working on this.
Haha, every once in a while i use that method to test my time keeping abilities. You can also do that to a metronome.Listening to songs you know on an Ipod, take the headphones off for say 30 seconds so you can't hear the music anymore and try and keep the time of the song in your head, when you put them back on aim to be as close in your mind as the moment in the song it is now at.
I do that when shopping. I listen to the in-store music, and when the fake lady with the fake smile in her fake voice interrupts the tunes to try to sell me something, I keep grooving to the (currently un-hearable) song. When Ms Fake goes away and the song comes back, I see how close my timing is.Listening to songs you know on an Ipod, take the headphones off for say 30 seconds so you can't hear the music anymore and try and keep the time of the song in your head...