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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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I think but am not certain that some metronomes, or metronome apps for phones/tablets, can be set to have multiple pattern sounds, such as heavy down beat, light beats 2,3,4 (in 4/4 time), and different sound for beat divisions. If you can find one of those, just "reassign" the heavy down beat to your measure bar, set the "light beats" to the downbeat in ...


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I don't know of any such thing, but you could program a simple drum pattern to change the sound every so often. You could do this with the free version of just about any DAW or "drum machine" software.


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A big thing with drummers now is the distinction between micro-time and macro-time. When practicing, you can set your metronome to work on one aspect or the other. (I've never heard anyone but drummers talk about this, using this specific terminology, but I imagine this concept would be useful for all musicians regardless of their instrument.) Setting the ...


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