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Old 05-10-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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How to become a good rhythm guitarist?

can anyone tell me how to become a good rhythm guitarist?
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:47 AM   #4
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:35 AM   #5
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I'm a rhythm guitarist and have plenty of respect, coz I'm hawt

Threadstarter - What kind of music do you play?
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:45 PM   #7
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easy - just turn the amp down and stand still :p

nah kidding, i was a rhythm guitarist for a long while, all you really need is a sense of rhythm and a good understanding of chords, work on new strumming patterns as much as you can too.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:39 PM   #8
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For an understanding of rhythm.. for me.. I listen to the beat.

So maybe a metronome? If you are playing by yourself that is.
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:49 PM   #9
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don't... you don't get any respect or ladies take it from someone who knows


Actually the ladies are with my when I do rhythm...but then again I do leads and rhythm.

Or my rhythm is a lead lol
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:29 AM   #10
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:35 AM   #11
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:05 PM   #12
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Also, it helps if you listen to a lot of rhythmic music.

For example, hip-hop helps A LOT.. at least it did for me.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:52 PM   #13
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:03 PM   #14
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What everyone else said.

And the best rhythm guitarists also play lead.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:49 PM   #15
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your question shouldn't be "how can I be a better rhythm guitar player", it should be
"how can i be a better guitar player"

on the other hand, learn to play chords and switch between them with ease. you wouldn't want to screw up your buddies solo by making a horrible sound instead of a g chord etc
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:57 PM   #16
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unless you're trying to overide him as lead guitarist!
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:06 AM   #17
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work on the chords (basic chords if you're not in a jazz or a prog band)

work on your picking hand, gget a good technique so you can be fast and clean

practice with a metronome so your sense of rythm get better
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You just really need to have chord progessions down. First learn open chords than move onto bar chords. I am working on bar chords and they are hard but with practice every day you see a see a slight difference every day. So just PRACTICE. It also helps to play songs you know on guitar with a friend who can sing. This will give a good sense of feeling the vibes and staying on beat.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #19
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...and FFS Bass is about much more then playing the damn bass note from the guitar!
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You just really need to have chord progessions down. First learn open chords than move onto bar chords. I am working on bar chords and they are hard but with practice every day you see a see a slight difference every day. So just PRACTICE. It also helps to play songs you know on guitar with a friend who can sing. This will give a good sense of feeling the vibes and staying on beat.


I know you just tried to be helpful and give advice, but for the love of god do not resurrect a 5 year old thread.

Someone please lock this thread or something.
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