Clicks. Cues. Loops.
What’s all that about?
If you’re a musician and on the lookout for new ideas and creative ways of doing things, chances are you’ve heard of clicks or loops. For those who haven’t, here’s a basic rundown:
A click is the band’s time keeper. Like a metronome. Yes the drummer should be keeping time, but he’s human and will speed up and slow down. That’s a given. Generally choruses are sped up and verse slowed down. We all do that. A click allows a band to start in time (without having the drummer count you in on the hi-hat or his sticks) and helps you continue playing the rest of the song in time.