Platinum Supporting Member
- Dec 1, 2013
- Reaction score
- Buffalo, NY
It’s part of the job. If you don’t want to be “slave to the master of the click”, then don’t take the job. But in the end, those who have truly mastered the click don’t follow it, it actually disappears as you are playing.What if the drummer has been established to have excellent ability to keep time? And, feels a mood to speed something up for dramatic effect? You want to be mechanical at all times? Why even need a click track? If a drummer requires one? It may say something about the stability of his skill.
The drummer ends up listening to the "click dictator" and not to the other musicians like he should... It may be the reason the life we used to sense in music seems to be lacking too often these days... Its my opinion of course. But, I have seen famous pro's say they hate it as well.