If you are playing say, a nice groove song at about 130 BPM and the song calls for very solid time. What do you consider to be good? Within 5 BPM? Less? More?
Thanks. I guess I never considered the + thing. I tend to rush and so does my band. I've thought 5 bpm was pushing it, but OK. I need some work I guess.You can move within maybe 5bpm range, that is, ±2.5bpm, and I'd think that's acceptable in a completely live (no click) situation. But ±5 bpm is pretty noticeable at that tempo. If' you're playing at 190, you could cretainly get away with a little more fluctuation before getting chastised. Conversely, if you're playing at 70bpm, 5 beats is very noticeable!
Wouldn't good time in this case be 130 bpm? A fluctuation, although perhaps maybe not noticeable within a 5 bpm range, is still a fluctuation.If you are playing say, a nice groove song at about 130 BPM and the song calls for very solid time. What do you consider to be good? Within 5 BPM? Less? More?
All of us doApparently I need to work harder at my time keeping.
Well, keeping the time is really the issue, and you want toi minimize the variance as much as possible. Many drummers can't keep the tempo within a range, and typically speed up, then speed up some more, until the song has noticeably changed its tempo. That's what you don't want.Well, I guess because I'm not good enough to keep it within 1 bpm. That is the essence of my question. Do you keep it within 1 bpm? Apparently I need to work harder at my time keeping.
Because people aren't machines?