#1
How important is rythm in guitar playing? 2 months into guitar playing, should I really focus on this?
#2
Well, rhythm is very imortant. I don't see how you could get away with NOT playing rhythm. Are you planning on playing only lead? That's not a very reasonable goal.
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Rhythm is an essential part of guitar playing, whether you are playing lead or accompaniment. To improve your sense of rhythm you should work with a metronome. This will sharpen your sense of time and make you more aware of the feel.
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Quote by philipp122
Well, rhythm is very imortant. I don't see how you could get away with NOT playing rhythm. Are you planning on playing only lead? That's not a very reasonable goal.


I wasn't talking about rythm guitarist vs lead guitarist I was talking about playing with good rythm ; keeping a constant beat.
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Really freakin important...
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Rhythm is an essential part of guitar playing, whether you are playing lead or accompaniment. To improve your sense of rhythm you should work with a metronome. This will sharpen your sense of time and make you more aware of the feel.


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#7
how are you gonna make anything sound good when playing with someone else/or w/ backing track without having good rhythm?
#8
I started a year ago and i neglected rhythm quite a bit, really focusing with picking scales/arps etc... Now i went back to the rhythm part, improved my strumming and time, that definitely helped out with the aspects of playing.
#9
All musical compositions are composed using 3 main elements.
1. The Melody
2. The Rhythm
3. The Harmony

I'd say that it's very important. A song doesn't sound right unless you play it in the right rhythm/timing.
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#10
It's pretty much the most important part.
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Generally one would have to have a very strong base in rhythm guitar playing before actually playing any good lead work.
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For a large part, rhythm gives the listener a feel for the music, and allows the listener to make certain predictions about the structure. If there is no such foundation, or a very unstable/sporadic one, it can come off as very chaotic. Basically, rhythm is integral to music and its perception. Rhythm really should be one of your main focuses in playing, being clean and accurate is preferable.
#13
Without rythm you have NOTHING.


Btw, isnt rythm a funny word? just like spelling wise?
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Without rythm you have NOTHING.


Btw, isnt rythm a funny word? just like spelling wise?


Well, spelling it correctly might help somewhat.
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#15
I know it sucks, and you're going to hear it a million times, but practice with a metronome. I've just recently started doing it, and I've gotten so much better.
#16
Honestly...if you have no rhythm then how could you possibly play an instrument
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#18
It's the most important part of a song.

Or, more generally, of playing an instrument. Without a proper sense of rhythm and timing, your playing is useless.
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