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How do I develop rhythm? How do I get tighter with my in the pocket playing? *I want to take up play

Author : Andre the Corndog

Submitted : 2017-06-01 00:33:20    Popularity:     

Tags: tighter  pocket  develop  rhythm  professionally  

I first picked up the guitar roughly 7 years ago. I didn't have proper guidance for my foundational years, and like some beginners, I tried to do complex songs too soon. Didn't realize then that I was playing very sloppily. And at this point, I

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As has been suggested practice with a metronome (or drum machine or good backing tracks) and really listen to what the rythym is doing. I don't know about playing tabla, but when I switched from 6-string to bass guitar my rythym playing improved dramatically. It had to or I was going to get fired! ;)

It sounds like you jumped right into playing lead solos without first getting a firm foundation of strumming rhythm guitar. My suggestion is to spend some time just strumming the rhythm chords. When you do work on lead parts, practice with a metronome. It will keep you honest.

When you're playing with a band, you pretty much have to trust the bass and drums to set the beat. If the drummer can't keep time, you're sunk. Playing with a good drummer can really help your rhythm skills. You can play along with videos to get the same effect. The bass drum usually sets the basic beat, but the rhythm guitar often follows the snare and/or high hat. It will vary by song, but if you start paying attention to the drummer, you can learn a lot. Once you understand what the rhythm is based on, it just takes a lot of practice.

I have no idea what "in the pocket playing" is but I can tell you this: you should be practicing with a metronome. If you're not using a metronome you're just kidding yourself. Use it, tap your foot along with it, and make a conscious effort to stay on tempo. It just takes time and practice...lots of it.

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