#2
so does mine. i think we need our drummers to practice with a metronome, (sorry to the thread below about the guy ranting on about how you don't need them) but i'm pretty sure drummers need to practice with metronomes.
#3
all musicians have to practice with metronomes!! the second guitarist and drummer in my band could never play in time until i made them practice with metronomes like i did way back when i first started.

well metronomes worked for my 'mates so give it a shot
#5
You could record some click tracks (Audacity can generate them) and put them on an mp3 player, so that he can listen to a metronome while playing.
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#7
Quote by dtank
what should you tell him?

"SLOW THE F*** DOWN"


That's what she said.
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#8
thats what i say, my brother did it like crazy, but i yelled at him every single time and now he gets it right
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#9
Quote by mosh_face
thats what i say, my brother did it like crazy, but i yelled at him every single time and now he gets it right


thats what she said too!!!

just make him practice with a metronome

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#10
if you can stay in time and so can the rest of your band you could play in time and make him look like a idiot for not playing in time and he will soon decide he needs to get better.
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#11
god...drummers. They all do that. I especially hate it when they're all nervous at a show and suddenly you find all your songs are now in light-speed.

two solutions 1) get a better drummer 2)discipline him...often. Give him a little treat if he does well to reinforce his good timing. I think drummers like energy drinks.

Metronome, choke collar...anything you do, make sure your entire band has your back...or else he might end up thinking that you're an a-hole instead of thinking"oh, I suck and need to practice" good luck!
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#12
boot to the head

also try in bandleading, might get a better response.

like someone else said, metronome, my old drummer practiced to one religiously and he was insanely tight (like bordering on neil peart, just not nearly as technical as him since his big influence was john bonham)
#13
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I agree with everything except for the treats. He's a human, not a dog. You can just give him praise, saying things like, "Dude, that sounded awesome. Keep it up!" or something like that. You don't need to say, "Okay, you stayed in time like a good boy. Here's a Red Bull!"
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#15
Whenever he speeds up, get all your band members to group-wank onto his snare.
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#16
Quote by Page&HammettFan
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I agree with everything except for the treats. He's a human, not a dog. You can just give him praise, saying things like, "Dude, that sounded awesome. Keep it up!" or something like that. You don't need to say, "Okay, you stayed in time like a good boy. Here's a Red Bull!"
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#17
Quote by Deluk
just stop the song and tell him


Actually, I disagree. Being both a guitarist and drummer myself, I think it's best to work on hand signals - like pointing towards the ground means "slow down" and pointing up means "speed up", etc. If you can get through the whole song at the right tempo, it will start to get through the drummer's head. If you just stop every time, nothing will be learned. What's gonna happen when you play live? Are you just going to stop in the middle of the song and start back at the correct tempo?
#19
Tell you're drummer: Too fast, you're hurting me
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#20
Quote by Page&HammettFan
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I agree with everything except for the treats. He's a human, not a dog. You can just give him praise, saying things like, "Dude, that sounded awesome. Keep it up!" or something like that. You don't need to say, "Okay, you stayed in time like a good boy. Here's a Red Bull!"


but he's a drummer..... he's a f#ckin glorified metronome!!!!



really though i kid, a good drummer is hard to come by and don't slap him around too much or you may find yourself without a drummer