- Apr 16, 2011
- Reaction score
I do (or did) thinking it would help with timing, like a metronome, and it does, but I think you get an inflated and inaccurate sense of your part in the overall sound because it's complete without you and thus you can make mistakes, or drop out, or overplay, and get away with it. Now, I use this activity not to go wild, but to listen for places and ways to fit in. That is much harder and more demanding than just soloing over an already complete tune.