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Guitar Free Lessons / Rhythm - here's one of the very basic fundamentals necessary for Rhythm on the guitar or indeed any instrument, counting music. We also take a look at a good rhythm guitar tutor.

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Guitar Free Lessons / Rhythm

It speed things up a lot if you learn to count basic rhythm notation - there's not many to cover.

Basically be familiar with counting whole notes, half, quarter, eighths, sixteenths 32's, and 64's, (the ones you use), and that will serve you well for the moment.

Here are the basic counts used in music -

  • Beginners Rhythm Counting Tip Try clapping your hands on the underlined notes below, while keeping your foot tapping a constant 1 2 3 4. The foot goes on the (-)'s as well as the underlined numbers and comes up on the + signs... best slowly at first if your new to it.

Basic rhythm counting like this is a fundamental used in playing rhythm AND lead guitar. The same counting principles apply. It really can speed the whole process up if you understand how the counting system works. Plus you can communicate with other members of the band in a clear fashion.

  • Whole Note:
  • Half Note:
  • Quarter Note:
  • Eight Note:
  • Triplet Note:
  • Sixteenth Note:
  • Count = 1 (-) (-) (-) 2...
  • Count = 1 (-) 3 (-) 2...
  • Count = 1 2 3 4 2...
  • Count = 1 +2 +3 +4 +2...
  • Count = 1 e a 2 e a 3... (or 1 trip-let 2...)
  • Count = 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 ...

Guitar Free Lessons / Rhythm Tip: Practice these rhythm counts slowly at first until you feel comfortable with them and then speed them up.

Guitar Free Lessons / Rhythm Tip: The use of a metronome is strongly recommended here

Guitar Free Lessons / Rhythm Tip: Say the counts out loud as you play the rhythm

This vital and basic counting skill/tool can improve anyone's (genius' aside ;) musical ability. A thorough grounding in the counting basics to the uninitiated can shave years off the learning process. I do recommend investing in a good music primer to speed up an instrument's learning process. On the subject of tutors, here's an excellent Rhythm Guitar course I found worth looking at and considering.

Rhythm Guitar Licks and Riffs
  • 500 RHYTHM GUITAR licks and riffs.
  • TABLATURE AND STANDARD MUSICAL NOTATION. Reading sheet music is not required.
  • TABLATURE REFERENCE GUIDE that shows you how to read the included guitar tablature finger patterns.
  • INTEGRATED SOUND for every pattern in the expansion pack.
  • EASY TO USE NAVIGATION software that allows you to scan through each lick one by one, go directly to a lick you want to focus on, and listen to a lick with the simple click of the mouse.
  • GUITAR FRETBOARD MAP that contains all of the finger positions for all of the notes on the guitar neck.
  • INSTRUCTION ON MORPHING these licks and riffs.
  • PRACTICE TIPS to allow you to get the most out of your practicing time.
  • PRINTABLE BOOK ON DEMAND that contains all of the finger patterns in this arsenal.
  • Designed for BEGINNING TO ADVANCED guitar players.

All products available for immediate electronic download delivery with an option to also receive your purchase on CD Free! A big plus I believe. e.g. Having a CD version is ideal if you have a slow internet connection/defends against crashes etc. With instant delivery, you can download and start using our products within minutes of making your purchase. Worldwide CD shipping and handling is fast + FREE, and includes the electronic download delivery version that you can download immediately and use while you wait for your CD to arrive in the mail.

UniGTR+ recommends this course for the Beginner to Intermediate player stages. This will give you a good springboard in essential rhythm licks and riffs.





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