[LAU] Latency issues (Re: Arch Wiki Professional_audio)

Dominique Michel dominique.c.michel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 17:41:23 UTC 2017

Le Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:06:57 +0000,
Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> a écrit :

> Anyway, the way a musician performs is not by 'wanting' to play
> each individual note when he/she thinks it is due, but rather by
> picking up a rythm (from other players or from a conductor) and
> anticipating the actions required to play. And for trained or
> experienced musicians a lot of the motoric activity is automatic,
> and the player need to not even be aware of it.
> Ciao,

I fully agree, to practice rhythms in a regular basis is very important
to get a fluid and varied play. And more you practice different
rhythms, easier it become to play new ones, or to assure the show even
when you are in a bad day. For me, it is 4 dimensions in music, the
rhythm give us the genre, the harmony give the context, the melody give
the meaning and the expression give the style. Harmony and melody
are closely related, as well than rhythm and expression. More you are
good at playing rhythms, more expressions you can give at your music. 

For me, learning to play rhythms was a very difficult and long way. I
came from classical music and was not good at playing modern music, that
until I begun to sing at the same time I am playing. I never regretted
that step, this forced me to play simple things, to return to the basis,
to use my feeling to add the complications, and to work the rhythms
again and again until I became some kind of rhythm machine. With time,
it begun to make sense and I surprised me to play stuffs I was never
expecting to be able to play. And folks begun to said me not only they
liked the song, but also that they like the way I am playing music.


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