“Lacking rhythm” is one of the most frustrating things a lot of guitarists struggle with…

Yet, good rhythm skills are crucial for absolutely everything you play.


I truly believe no one is born with rhythm.

Instead, good rhythm has to be developed.

…And that means you can start developing your rhythm and improving it today.

I’ve seen this again and again inside my teaching studio with many students.

…And there are certain exercises you can do to improve your rhythm skills right now.


In today’s episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast, I’m sharing with you some really cool examples of these.

Here are some of the highlights from today’s podcast:


The one simple exercise you can do to immediately start improving your rhythm today

How to get confident using a metronome in a super simple way – even if you hated using one in the past

A little two-chord test you can do regularly to test your rhythm skills and see how they’re improving

The Gatekeeper’s backstory, why he has no rhythm, the awkward, evil dance he does when he locks someone up in the Acoustic Asylum (do check out the podcast if you don’t yet know who the Gatekeeper is!).

How to make your scales sound immediately more interesting using a little rhythmic shift and more…


This has been one of the most fun episodes to record as yet and I think it will be one of the most useful and practical for you.

Listen today, enjoy, and start improving your rhythm right away – remember it affects all your playing.


You can check it out below if you have an Apple or iPhone device.

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum

…Or you can listen in a variety of other ways HERE.



Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. If you want to put your rhythm skills to good use and you enjoy Travis picking, this course will give you heaps of fun… Tom Dooley: The Travis Picking Mini Masterclass


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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