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Lots of beginner and plane intermediate guitarists have rhythm problems.

I did as well.

Actually, guitarists are notoriously known to have no sense of rhythm whatsoever. That's why drummers were created, to help us stay on write-up ????

The problem is not really that we don't have a sense of rhythm, but I think it has increasingly to do with the fact that by simply missing 1 beat, so for example plucking just 1 or 2 notes off-beat, guitarists tend to get totally off-beat from there.

I had a guitar teacher that showed me a couple of rhythm developing exercises when when I was learning as well, some of which I can't really show you through a blog post, but here is what you can do to start out:


  • Create just a simple power chord strumming rhythm using just a few chords, and just play that over and over a lot. I made one for you quickly, you'll find it below.
    • Play this over and over well-nigh 50x on each go, and focus on keeping perfect rhythm.
    • It's a good idea to use a metronome as well. Here is our self-ruling online metronome you can use on your smartphone at any time.
    • Once you can do it, add palm-muting to just the 8th notes of the first 3 chords.
    • And once you can do that, make up new rhythmic patterns with new chords and practice those as well, focusing on the rhythm.
  • Play withal to simpler rhythm guitar songs, so the original recordings, and just focus on the rhythm and getting it perfected. By rhythm guitar songs, I midpoint songs where there is a rhythm guitarist who is just playing a given chord progression over and over throughout the unshortened song...
    We have several guitar lessons on songs which you can use to learn rhythm guitar and play withal with the original song, so have a go at those as well.

These are what helped me, but it took quite a while, and actually, I still get off-beat at times during solos plane today... The key thing is that when you get off write-up for whatever reason, find the rhythm again.

I know this is easier said than done, but believe me, staying on write-up gets easier and easier without doing lots of focused rhythm developing exercises. - Beginner guitar lessons