Learn your rhythms
Tell your eighth notes from your 16ths and master musical rhythms with TG’S ‘listen and repeat’ style guitar exercises
You’re probably used to counting or tapping your foot in time with music. Well, in a similar way, sheet music represents the timing of the notes based on the main musical pulse, in turn making it easier for us guitarists to work out the exact rhythm. Still, you don’t have to be heavily into reading music – we’ve played six one-bar rhythm examples four times each before leaving a gap on the backing track for you to join in and practise what you’ve just heard. Simply listen and repeat, and trust your ear to pick up the timing.
somethinggood Ryan Adams has honed his strumming style to be the backbone of his rhythm playing