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Were the "Gypsy Rhythm (volume 1)" examples recorded to a metronome?
I notice that I can bury the book examples to a metronome. However, when playing along with just the audio examples, I can still play in time with them but I notice that, for some of them, there is a bit of push and pull in tempo; in other words, in some of the examples, the chord hit on the 2+4 is slightly behind the beat (rather than "right on" like with beats 1+3) and, in some cases, the tempo generally slightly speeds up and slows down at times.
Not to say that it doesn't sound natural. It totally sounds natural but, just from a "perfect time" perspective, it looks like there is a little bit of drift to it. It's very minor but am I just crazy?
Again, I can still play in time to the examples so it's not an issue but I'm just curious if my perception is correct.
If they were recorded to a click, can you confirm the tempo? It seems like around 123-126, at least where I am in the book (the beginning of the "Advanced Harmonic Techniques" section).