May 31, 2012
Most orchestra musicians on cruise ships will have to play some of the production shows or headliner shows along to click track. Some musicians that are new to this concept may feel uncomfortable with it and don’t perform well with a click. Here are several tips that may help.
A click track is just a metronome beat that changes tempos according to the various section of the chart you’re playing.
Firstly, I believe it helps to accept the click track as your “friend” as opposed to viewing it only as an unmusical, obnoxious and annoying beat. Modern productions with large casts of dancers and singers, light shows, pyrotechnics etc. often need a click track in order to coordinate the production. It also ensures a consistent rendition of each show as far as tempos. more info