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    ...don’t you think that great performances are a product of great timing (among many other things of course)?

    Usually yes, but tempo-changes can also add to the dramatic impact of the song. Looking at the various graphs of classic rock songs: tighter isn’t necessarily better.

    I did a scratch remix for “She is so beautiful” by The Waterboys and by adding the drumtrack you can clearly notice the various tempo-changes in the 2:30-3:30m range of the song. The speeding up and down wasn’t so noticeable in the original track without the drums, and doesn’t distract me. I doubt a click-track during the recording of that track would have been made it better.

    I like the idea of playing bass along with an inexperienced performer, to help them with their timing.