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The drummer is the metronome . Period . If he can't keep time like a metronome you need a different one . The band members all have a resposibility of time keeping in their own head but basically the band needs to follow the metronome .


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Time is a funny thing. Metronome time is not always what a musical situation demands, but it's a pretty good start point, and every competent musician should be able to do play reasonably against one. That said, there are plenty of examples of great records where the end BPM is different (usually a bit faster) than the start. For instance, some of the Isley ...


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the answer to your question, I'm a bass player btw, is to absolutely keep time always. Other people, like me, depend on you to do that. Make sure you're in the right, of course. I have a firm on eye on the bass drum. If youre trying to adjust to another person, then everyone else will assume they are wrong and wander too. Record yourself and them playing ...


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Rather than just playing through pieces at your practices, why not spend some time doing some rhythmic exercises as a band? I don't think any decent player would turn down the opportunity to play better, or to learn new techniques, so if you can't convince your bandmates that this is a good idea this should ring alarm bells. In fact, the decent players ...


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I tend to follow the melody of the voice or the solo instrument, and this gets me out of balance. Maybe that you are the root of the problem. You don’t have to follow the soloists, they have to follow you. When you try to play in time with them everything may fall apart. If the bass and percussion (or even only a rhytm-keyboard) try to follow the singer (...


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If the music is heavily groove-based, you (and the bass player) are responsible for the groove. Not all music IS heavily groove-based... And it's not unusual to take a subtly different tempo for verse and chorus, or for a final chorus. But yes, poor time-keeping rather than deliberate variation IS often a problem. And the player responsible will often ...


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There is a wise old bass-player who has a theory about what he calls 'the time-pool': a sort of fund into which everyone has to pay. The drummer is a constant donor, and after him the bassist is usually the most generous, but every member of the band needs to contribute something to it every so often. The guitarist for example can play a few notes or lines ...


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Melodics is a subscription application for teaching you to play things on tim but for waveform analysis, see: How to get waveform data from guitar?


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It's a tough situation. Even if you're able to stubbornly stay right on the beat, it will sound like you're dragging or something is wrong. If you go with the flow, the whole group will speed up or slow down uncontrollably, and it will sound bad. The only real solution is to get everyone in the band to play well in time. This requires lots of individual ...


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Drummer's no. 1 job is to keep in time. Everything else apart. It's virtually impossible (in my experience) for just the drummer to bring an errant player back into tempo by himself. By enlisting the help of just one more player, it becomes feasible. The bass or rhythm player are the best candidates, as they're responsible for keeping time too. So try ...


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The problem is that the mixer is fully monaural (mono) and your headphones are stereo. Your mixer’s output is not designed to work with headphones. A TRS cable connecting the drum module to the mixer will not help because the mixer will only see mono. The quickest, easiest way to play along to music on your iPhone is to plug the iPhone into the drum module'...


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That cable you use to connect the drums to the headphone out is not stereo. You need a TRS cable (Tip Ring Sleeve). It will look like your other cable which has one more line around it on the sleeve. The first pic shows a TRS (Stereo) 1/4" plug. The next one shows a TS (mono) 1/4" plug. Also the headphone Jack on the mixer might not be the best ...


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The hi-hat is closed (and not hit with a stick - else there'd be a note!) on the first 8th, open (and hit) on the second, etc. There's some ambiguity whether we should hear a pedal hi-hat note on the main beats. If we DID want to hear 'chink tizz chink tizz...' it could have been notated as below. (We don't need the + articulations - after all there's no ...


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Like the commenters, my money is on your tongue drum being tuned to the pentatonic scale. To answer your very final question, yes - there is theory behind why the pentatonic scale sounds so "universally good" and why it is generally 'easy' to utilize and play against melodically and harmonically... A major pentatonic scale has an absence of tritone due to ...


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Drum notation has several variants, so it's not straightforward. Hi-hat is the x just above the stave, and with an 'o' above it's open, with an 'x' or '+' above it's closed. So, there seems to be hi-hat played open on the 'ands' of each beat. The 'x' marks can't refer to the hi-hat, as there are rests shown for each. And then the question is 'how much ...


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Yes, definitely. There might be a "click track" or some sequenced backing that the live drummer plays along with. Just about every pro drummer in the pop world does this at some point. (If you look online for an old edition of BBC "RockSchool" with Omar Hakim, he did a very impressive demonstration of changing the feel by playing slightly ahead of or behind ...


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Good question! None of the bands I've worked with had drummers that used metronomes while playing live - but most are good timekeepers anyway.Except one where we used backing tracks, but he was at the back and had an uncanny sense of timing, so didn't need more than the count-in. If a recording is going on, then usually the drummer will use one. It's the ...


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The DrumExtract VST is 49 € and includes a dial to fade between percussion-only and pitched notes only, this is a quick demo video: Main site with features overview: https://www.yellownoiseaudio.com


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