OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

When I play the guitar...I always lose track of rhythm...any suggestions on how to keep track of the rhythm?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

btw..it's just rhythm guitar...no leads or bass

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Now THIS is a good question!!! I can certainly help you with this

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Are you trying to play your own music, or cover other songs when you play the rhythm guitar? (and are you working with an acoustic or an electric?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

i use both (acoustic more often)...and normally i just do covers..

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Ok, that makes this question much easier to work with... So what is your favorite song to play along to? <----I want the answer to this to be as detailed as possible (only if there is a certain version that is more difficult to find that an original...)

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

if i remember right.. i usually play The Beatles - Norwegian Wood familiar with that? well in there i do some melody..it's no longer just rhythms...but rhythm-wise i play Cat Stevens - Father and Son and Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender the latter is supposedly just an easy tempo since it's slow but i really cant get it >.<

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Love love love the track selection here! You now have my undivided attention. Let me listen to the Elvis song first....since it sounds like that's the one you have the most trouble with.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

sadly i have a summer class in 10 minutes. I guess i'll check your reply later on :D

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Fly and be free, Not like OS is my WHOLE life, but it has become a big part of it. I love this website! But I have other stuff goin on as well. Check back whenever.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

lol if you only know my story :P im notorious for being here almost whole day..it's just that this is my second take of calculus so i have to take it seriously -__-

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You could always download a metronome on your phone :D that's what I do i play guitar too (:

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

I dont get the whole metronome thingy lol

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You just have to find the right beat and it'll keep you on rythm lol

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The Elvis song comes across to me as a typical 3/4 song with some syncopation. Can you count those beats? (without playing, first)

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

what do you mean by syncopation? michaela..that's the prolem i cant find it :p

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Use a metronome - they can be annoying but they help soo much. You can get a cheap one for about $10, while super nice and expensive ones can be$200. A metronome will be your friend when you are trying to keep the beat.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Syncopation is when you take a normal rhythm (4/4 for example) and throw in a bit of flare or sass or bounce or whatever you wanna call it....hard to explain....listen to some funk!

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

this stuff is hard @_@

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

And a metronome will not help you, unless you already know how to keep rhythm. A metronome is a good guide for when you already know. If you don't understand what I mean by that, let me know

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@lgbasallote its not hard at all! Not if you're passionate about it!

6 years ago
OpenStudy (april115):

when you get into the music you might get carried away and you lose track so you might want to get focused a little more on the notes. and i totall agree with Dyiliq

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Are we done here @lgbasallote ???

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lgbasallote):

oh yeah thanks :D

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

K we should close down the Q. I don't have a 'close question' button. I do have a 'delete' link, but I would like to have this saved in the 'closed q's' list. Thank you! :D

6 years ago