Working with a Drummer?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by TravellinMan, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. TravellinMan


    Jan 11, 2003
    NW Indiana
    Question? When you working with a Drummer to get tight is it spontanious or did you have to work at it?

    Take Care
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    FME, if the drummer has a somewhat similar backgound as me...things will generally go easier from the get-go.

    If the drummer has different roots than me...more work & verbal communication is involved.
    Example: Some songwriter/guitarist hired me to play on a demo with his best friend(the drummer).
    I was explaining what sorta groove we should shoot for & he told me he always cued off the guitar player.
    My solution? I left them to work out whatever they 'heard'; I went back the next night & played my parts. Good decision on my part 'cause the engineer told me the 3 of them were there many hours!