Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy…
Pretend you are the drummer
Everyone can work on their rhythm skills more and here is a simple way how.
Put on some music and pretend you are the drummer.
What I mean by that is listen to a song and tap the drumbeat.
Get in time with the music and play the grooves.
There is no need for a guitar to be present.
Simply tap on your legs, the table or even the steering wheel when in traffic.
I remember my friend telling me he used to sit there doing this all the time while listening to songs.
Guess what, he became a really good drummer and then, soon after, a superb guitarist.
When starting out, just tap a basic pulse to get in time with the song.
A steady “thud, thud, thud” in time is enough at first.
I do this all the time when stuck in traffic.
Just be careful to do this while in traffic and not while blasting down the motorway. Tapping out a wild drumbeat at 80 mph is NOT recommended!
Anyway, rhythm is something we can work on all the time and as guitarists, it is such a core but undertaught skill.
Practise it everywhere you can.
To learn more about rhythm and the other seven fundamentals of guitar playing, you can check this out:
Enjoy your Friday!
P.S. On Monday I have something very cool coming. A brand-new course that I have been working on these past few months.
There will be more info on this on Monday but for now I will say this, if you want to learn fingerstyle or you have enjoyed Fingerstyle 101 and want to kick on even more with your playing, you will enjoy this…
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