The Best Tool To Visualize Rhythm
Have you ever heard someone say something along the lines of, “oh, people are just born with rhythm or without it – you either have it or you don’t”? It’s a common misconception that people with good rhythm or feel are somehow accessing something innate or otherwise unobtainable to others.
The truth is that rhythm is at its heart a set of rules just as much as it is a feeling. If you can visualize and understand the concepts of rhythm, you’ll be able to practice the fundamentals and develop the feel that may have seemed impossible before!
A great way to go about this is to imagine rhythm being laid out like a yardstick. From your base pulse you can split rhythms in half to get finer divisions, ending up with what’s commonly referred to as a grid. In this lesson you’ll be learning to isolate and practice these grid lines along with a metronome to give you a crazy good feel!
0:00 – Start
0:32 – Lesson Intro (get the tabs downloaded here!)
2:12 – Taking A Look At The Rhythmic Yardstick
4:08 – Examples Of Songs Fitting Into The Grid
7:06 – Beginner Drill: Playing The Counts
9:03 – Intermediate Drill: Playing the +’s
10:47 – Advanced Drill: Playing The e’s and a’s
14:01 – Closing Notes
Thanks so much for downloading the PDF and checking out the lesson. I truly hope it’s helped push your guitar playing forward.
Our aim with free guitar lesson content is to give you a demo of how powerful our teaching approach is. So if you liked this lesson, you’ll LOVE our premium guitar lesson content when you become a member of the Campfire Guitar Star community.
Get 3 Private Lessons With Us For Just $49 CLICK HERE: https://store.campfireguitarstar.com/products/private-lessons
And here are some of our other courses that are worth checking out:
“Stairway To Strumming” (our step-by-step beginner guitar system) ⇒ https://store.campfireguitarstar.com/products/stairway-to-strumming-97/
Our Blues Program ⇒ https://campfireguitarstar.com/blues
Our Rock/Lead Program ⇒ https://campfireguitarstar.com/lead
Our 1960s Song Program ⇒ https://campfireguitarstar.com/1960s
Will Ripley has 6 full length courses hosted on JamPlay.com. You can start a 7-day free trial to JamPlay today and check out all my courses I host on there, plus thousands of others!
Start Your 7-day FREE Trial to JamPlay CLICK HERE: https://www.jamplay.com/ripley
Thanks for checking out the lesson, and do let us know how we can support you in your musical journey,
Will, Mike and Davis