Drumbeats are fun.

When learning guitar, I used to hate practising to a click/metronome.

That cold, incessant bleeping would drive me mad, especially as my playing was so out of time it seemed liked it was in another time zone.

I often preferred to do this instead:


“Jam along with a drumbeat”.



Well, drumbeats had more cues to keep me in time, and more life and energy to inspire me.

Although they are not as “plain” as a click, and a drumbeat will influence your playing more, they are fun.

If you have never tried it, I certainly recommend jamming over a simple drumbeat or two when you can.

It takes practice, of course, and doesn’t happen right away, but jamming something you are comfortable with over a beat can be enjoyable and is something good to aim to be able to do in the medium to long term.


Enjoy your Friday!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. By the way, this is the last email I will send on my 12-Bar Blues Mini Masterclass course.

At 8:00 am tomorrow morning UK time, this course will go up to the full price of $57.

If you want it, now is a good time to get it at the bargain price. Plus, it comes with a couple of simple blues drumbeats for you to jam along with using the exact lessons from the course.

Find out more about The 12-Bar Blues Mini Masterclass course


P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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