Guest Posted March 23, 2012 Share Posted March 23, 2012 I'm just a little curious about something based on some things in a recent thread. I'm not a professional singer nor have I even sung with a band other than once or twice. They were impromptu and not rehearsed. I'm not experienced in this area but I do know a little about music in general having messed with a couple of instruments and singing for so many years. I never gave much thought to timing in singing though. Not as I did playing harp or guitar. After reading and hearing a few things lately I have to wonder. I've heard drummers complain about singers messing with their timing or being behind or ahead (as in the thread here spoke of) and then the band having to adjust etc. I can understand when it comes to instruments as timing is important. I can also understand timing in vocals, and I try to be in time when I sing. However I don't see why the drummer (or anyone else) would make any adjustments for the singer. The singer needs to be mindful of the timing. I would think the band only needs to play the song. I would prefer the band just play. Let me worry about where and when to fit in. If we rehearse then I will work it out. If it's a case of not rehearsing, then still, just play. Don't change anything. Let the singer fit the vocals to the music. By trying to make adjustments to catch up to the singer I think it throws everything off and it can become a battle. No? Tommy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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