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elderinya

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« on: February 04, 2007, 11:13:10 AM »
I play in a band and we are trying out drummers. My friend is trying out and would make the band but the only problem is his timing. What can be done to help him with his timing. I thought about putting a click track with different speeds on his ipod and letting him listen to during a song, would that help?

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 11:17:06 AM »
Metronome.   Many professionals insist on recording with them.  The more you practice with one, the better you will be.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 09:01:35 AM »
Pick up one of the ones made for drummers that has the light flashes to help keep the timing. That way if the volume\'s too loud, at least he has the light clicks to follow.

 Something kinda like this......  http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tama-Rhythm-Watch?sku=442776
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 10:25:48 AM »
How many fucking times do I have to say it?  It goes 1 - 2 - 3 - and THEN 4.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 12:02:52 AM »
tell him to listen to a lot of music.

that always helped my timing...

knowing the songs helps drummers more than anything
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 09:57:34 AM »
Most timing issues accrue after a drummer does some kind of roll or fill then comes back to the hi hat. Normally speeds things up or slows it down.  What the guys said is the best medicine. Practice to a click track! practice other music! Practice a lot! I\'m a guitar player and I practice to a click track every time. Sooner or later you will find your self in a studio and you will be playing to a click track. I let some bands play it their way because it wont get done any other way. They just cant hang on a click track and keep the same timing through out the song.
If your friend has a problem in areas of the song, have him practice that part of the song so many times its burned into him.. Practice is the best medicine and with a click track.. Good luck to your friend and your band..

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 10:34:35 PM »
the others said it best practice practice practice.....learn to love your metronome just as much as you hate it. I used to always feel it was showing weakness using one male bravado and all but once you get oing with it the sky\'s the limit. The lighted metronome is excellent if the volume is too loud or you dont have an in ear.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2007, 04:43:26 AM »
Get your self a Roman Galleon Master who will beat the time into your drummer and you will never, never have a problem with timing. If this does not work hire  the galleon master! VEXER

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2007, 05:45:28 PM »
Burn his kit and take him out back and beat him with his drum sticks.
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