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  1. Can I Say?

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    Default Metronome/Click Track

    I had to play with one today in the studio and it was my first time playing with one ever, and i didn't really think it was hard at all, everyone is always saying it's really difficult to keep time with one if you haven't before, but i didn't really have any difficulties with one. do you guys think it's hard to play to one?
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  2. Registered User

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    I'm fine with a click track as long as the scratch track follows it. Our guitarist can't follow the click track worth a darn which leads to pretty bad tempo issues if we're not really careful. We almost always have to do the scratch track twice; that or just have the bassist lay it down.

  3. Too many drums!!

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    I use a drum machine. assuming im in 4/4 I use a cowbell on 1 and rimclicks on 2,3,4. but its weird because if I dont hear that first beat I get lost. that explains a lot LOL. jk
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  4. What's a battle?

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    I am pretty comfortable playing along to a click when I practice alone and I think that playing to one can really help improve you.

    BTW, This may sound stupid, but what is a scratch track?
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  5. Registered User

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    sometimes i have trouble because i dont own one and when im at a friends using it i cant hear the click... otherwise its simple.. i just have a tendecy to go off on some crazy drum solo switching times... im sure plenty of people have that problem

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    As long as the "click" is loud enough im usually fine.

  7. Sabian crash test dummy

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    I don't have a problem playing with a click track except for one thing.... I don't have one to practice with at home I have a cheap metronome, but I can't hear it when I take my practice pads off the kit and I put ear plugs in.

  8. Demon of the fall

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    Originally posted by DaveDrummer
    I use a drum machine. assuming im in 4/4 I use a cowbell on 1 and rimclicks on 2,3,4.
    What the hell...what´s that supposed to mean..???
    I allready heard you drumming and you defenitely DONT use a clicktrack, and if you DID...omg...

  9. Registered User

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    Originally posted by ViperX
    BTW, This may sound stupid, but what is a scratch track?
    A scratch track is the frist thing that gets laid down. Sometimes its just the guitarist, sometimes the whole band, some people don't use one at all. We have our guitarist play the song through with the vocalist so the bassist and I can get an idea of what's going on when we do our parts.

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