Playing with a metronome

This is an absolutely essential skill to develop. Learning to play in time to a metronome can massively improve your understanding of timing. For me, it’s been an essential part of my practice for as long as I can remember. When playing live shows, TesseracT have always performed to a metronome (within Cubase) – and without doing this, we’d have a terrible time.

The benefit to learning complex grooves and fills when you have the metronome present is that the metronome relates them back to the intended pulse of the song.

All of the exercises I teach within my Progressive Drumming Masterclass are recorded to an audible metronome so that no matter how complex the idea might become, the intended pulse is always present and referenceable.

Working with a metronome also opens up massive possibilities for live performances.

Firstly, you can program a specific set in advance (this is what we do in TesseracT) so that you make sure you don’t overrun your given show length. You can program in specific cues for yourself and make the show super-slick by removing the need for the drummer to count into the song – it’s a small detail but it makes a big difference when everyone on stage can drop into a song perfectly in time.

I’d love to speak to you in more detail about this if you’re open to learning?

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