Here is another weekly 10-second tip.


Use a metronome, daily!


Some of you love these, but many of you have tried using one before and hate it.

That is mostly because students are usually taught to play exercises with them which are too hard.


With a metronome, keep it super simple in the beginning.

Even just putting your guitar down to tap your foot along with the click is a good start.

Can you do this in time with the click?


If so, as you get more confident, you can just add a strum or pluck on beat 1 of every bar.

Then build it up to strum or pluck on beats 1 and 3.

Go very steadily, build up slowly, and realise playing with a click takes time to develop!


In my In Focus course (which is an exclusive course inside my membership programme), there are a few good lessons on using a click.

One in particular breaks it down to its simplest form, so even if you have struggled to use one in the past, it will help.

You can find out more about the membership below…

The Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


Have a great day!


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. By the way, I should say, as it takes a lot of work, at some point, I will be raising the price of the membership from $37 to $47 per month.

I am not sure when yet, but just a heads up.

If you join before the price goes up though, you will pay a fixed price of $37 forever.

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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