Wanted to toss this out and see where you guys land…
I learned to use the BB in the traditional way - you know, with parts. It works well that way, and, having played in bands for over 30 years (that’s right, I started my first band at age 2 ;)), it works the way I think about drum parts.
Full disclosure: I also played with tracks back in the day: Complete songs in which I programmed the drums, and played the bass and keyboard parts, recorded it all to CD, and then I played along, so, although I prefer the flexibility of being able to tell the drummer what to do (something I’ve never had much success at in real life!), I also get the appeal of “Hit Start. Play.”
What I don’t get is the hybrid approach that I’m starting to see in a lot of posted .sngs in which the entire song is Main 1, the chorus is Fill 1, the double chorus is Fill 2, the bridge is Main 2 etc. Now, I get why, but what I don’t understand is, how do you reconcile these in a live situation with traditionally-built songs? Keeping track of which is which would make my head spin.
So, to my question:
In live gigs, do you use (and you can copy and paste this into your response and put an “x” beside the ones that apply):
[*]Original style tunes:
Take the poll above – thanks!