how to find rhythm for songs

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by theguitaristofm, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. hi guitarist well i have been playing chords recently but at times i find it hard fto find the rhythm or to keep the same rhythm
    so if u scould enlighten us more on the rhythm how u do to find what rhythm to use
    thnx for ur help :rock:
  2. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Tap your feet in a 1-2-3-4 sequence to an imaginary drum beat or a metronome if you have one. If you have a drummer to practice with, there is no excuse for not being able to keep time. Just practice more.
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  3. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    if you know the basic chords and the music well , i dun think so it should be diff enuf for you to get some good rythm ...

    juss try and concentrate more , and as dmf said practice more !!
  4. @bobby yeah i think more practice will b a help
  5. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Thread should be in Beginners Q&A. Thread shall be moved.
  6. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    sure tgf / dist ...
  7. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    @guitaristofm...feet tapping is a very good habit for a beginner or some1 who finds difficulty in getting rhythm...

    try this ...

    play the song in ur mind...and start tapping ur feet to get along the rhythm.
    as soon as u r ready or u think u got hold of rhythm ....start strumming ....but remember ...strum along wid the tapping of ur feet...they shud be in same frequency...

    also try also helps in getting rhythm...or sing.
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  8. @fr thnx buddy
  9. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    ^^^ur welcome bro....
  10. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    if ur still finding it difficult to tap your feet and play along then invest in a metronome like dmf suggested
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  11. JUDAS_666

    JUDAS_666 New Member

    just swing your hand with some basic chords preferably G,C,D,Em . No particular rhythm to follow, just play what you feel good. I recommend to try the song -knocking on heaven's doors (almost 100 different versions,might make one yourself). Try with power chords first until your hands get full feel of rhythm. the chords to use: G5 d5 A5;G5 d5 c5
    then try with actual chords:g d am; g d c
    Just play the music of the song while you're playing, i bet you'll catch the melody very soon and play the suitable rhythm. Remember, music is not copying or memorising but totally feeling and creating.
  12. guns n roses

    guns n roses Pro Guitarist

    I feet tap to songs in my heads and i make a drum kind o noise with my teeth
  13. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    yea i guess i kinda have the same problem as thanks guys!

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