Drummers how to approach playing along a track / doing a cover?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by violator, Jul 19, 2004.


How do you play along, or approach a cover?

  1. I play as close to the original as possible; note for note

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  2. Play the song the same for the most part, but might add or take away stuff

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  3. Play the song however I want, even make up stuff

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  1. violator

    violator New Member

    Sep 7, 2003
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    When you play along to a track with head phones, or practice doing a cover song with band, do you:

    1) Aim to play the song note for note, exactly as the studio version sounds

    2) Play the song generally note for note, except fills you might not be able to hear well or want to take the time to remember

    3) Play the song however the hell you want, as long as the feel fits the song.

    I try to aim for #1 but sometimes do #2.

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