Dr88s Posted May 7, 2019 Share Posted May 7, 2019 Last night a band I occasionally play with tried With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cockers version). I mentally count out the song in 6/8. Every time I tried to play it just by feel, I would come in horribly early or late on the louder hits relative to the drummer. If I mentally counted throughout the whole song, the timing was fine. I realize that Im rarely counting when I play songs in 4/4, but I obviously needed to do it for this song,either because of the 6/8 time or just because there are a lot of hits after dead space / rests for drum fills. I got to wondering how many of you regularly are mentally counting while you play - especially in a band situation - and how many of you are able to get by on feel alone. Quote Nord Stage 2 Compact, Yamaha MODX8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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