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Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:00 pm

Do you count out loud or in your head when you're playing or maybe like me you're just feeling the groove? :)
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Post Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:01 pm

I always try to know where 'one' is and if it's possible to count the quater notes.
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:41 pm

juNgle beatZ wrote:I always try to know where 'one' is and if it's possible to count the quater notes.


Same here, although i do tend to 'sing' drum parts in my head when playing my band set rather than count.

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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:50 pm

I don't ever sing or count out loud, but sometimes I count in my head. Depends on the song. A lot of the time I just feel the groove, even if it's an odd signature.
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:16 pm

I always try to count the "ones". In 4/4, it's easy to just feel the groove but in odd signatures I try to focus on the ones.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:12 am

I never count and that is possibly why I never go outside 4/4 ;)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:18 am

counting really throws me off. I just go with the flow. it`s so much easier to just feel the music.

if i know the words, i`ll sing along, but not loud enuff to be heard (LOL). I`m no phil collins! (I wish!)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:27 am

Umm, I should be, but why thats what god invented metronomes for,

Most of the time I just feel, go with the flow,
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:35 am

Rob Crisp wrote:Badabumbumba badabumbumba badabumba - badabumba- badumba! :-P


I always count in my head but yours example is cool :)
Maybe I should try ? :)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:36 am

I dont count to be honest-i just feel it most of the time-i find that when i count i tend to miss things-

So i just go with it,and by not counting for me ive developed a better sense of time-

But thats just me-
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:45 am

Singing is a very good method - it helps me to memorize my patterns :)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:03 am

yeah I've used that "billy ward" method forever (not that he invented it but he explains it well in his dvd).
Basically I keep up with the one by doing some sound with my mouth and I keep the beat with another part of my body. It helps to keep as much brain cells (and I don't have that many of those) to focus on my limbs and their independance.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:33 am

It depends...sometimes I start to repeat what im playing with my voice, most of the time i just try to go with the music as itl go, and sometimes i try to count numbers just to practice in my mind...its all good anyway, just do whatever makes u feel better while playing
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:46 am

There always seems to be 1 or 2 parts in a song that I have to count to make sure I come in on time. When I'm practicing I might move my mouth to the count so my rythm guitarist can tell when a change is coming, but when we play live I always make sure not to count out loud or move my mouth to it.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:31 am

i count when playing new songs on set or when im playing classical percussion and also if im going to be playing a song with alot of time changes (pink floyd). but other than that i usuallt try to feel the groove.