He said: "We had a big box of props which had been loaned from the different schools and asked the graduates to play along to a click track
It means that drummers will no longer have to keep time with a click track
and the set beat of pre-recorded tracks that are used during many live performances and studio sessions.
They're all playing to a click track
actually," reveals Barber.
The songwriting process begins with Jegsy's lyrics, which he records to a click track
and sends to bandmate Staunch in London (the pair were the core of 1980s Liverpool band Jegsy Dodd and the Sons of Harry Cross, named after a Brookside character, and of whom John Peel was famously a fan).
The song, Don't Be Late For Christmas, is the brainchild of music lecturer Frank Swales, who said: "I had something floating about in my head, there was a click track
, then an organ and some drums and it has come from that.
Chapter 10, "The Click Track
Strategy: A New Way to Use the Metronome," is about strengthening the internal beat by using what Kaplan calls the "click track
strategy," a method of using the metronome in a slightly different way.
Usually, music is synced to a click track
," Richardson explains.
if they can dance in unison the way the click track
makes it sound like they're dancing, then all you're doing is giving the audience a better quality sound of exactly what's going on.
For example, the producer should have insisted on a click track
to keep everyone playing the same time.
It's especially good for songs we record live in one room without a click track
We've found a way that we could record backing tracks that had enough of the cohesion and spirit of a live track but underneath, behind it all, not driving the event, but there we could manage to get tracks that were coming out metronomically correct with a click track
, too, so we could avail ourselves of all the modern editing technologies that are available.
Every show has a click track
- it's part of live theatre.