#1
So when i improvise my solos sound pretty good, but when i listen to the the recorded improv afterwards it sounds pretty terrible. Alot of stuff sounds pretty offbeat. Why is this happening? How can i practice it when i only hear the mistakes after i have recorded the solo?
#2
1. Make sure you have the metronome loud enough to hear over your guitar
2. Practice
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#3
Most guitar players tend to be a bit ahead of the beat. Try to record yourself hitting just a single note to a beat. You should be able to hear whether you're ahead or behind. If you're ahead, try to consciously push yourself to play a bit behind, to hit the note just a little later. Record that, and check how it sounds. It's good practice to keep yourself very conscious of the beat like that. This is actually a very common problem, you can hear a lot of youtubers being so offbeat that it sounds pretty terrible. But to hear someone with good timing, you can really feel the beat. It's a rare treat.
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#4
Ultimately, this is about practice, practice, practice. It's pretty common to get off beat the moment you start thinking about more complicated things. Practice with a metronome - not just scales, but riffs and chord progressions, too. And set your metronome so it doesn't give you every beat. Maybe every second or third beat.
#7
what you should do is maybe just play quarter notes on beat for bit before you move on.
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#8
This usually happens when you can't hear the other instruments. I suffer from it immensely if I can't hear the rhythm or drums. Try using a louder metronome
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#9
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ...

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But, in the meantime -- add rhythm practices to your daily routine. A metronome works great. Quarter notes, 8th notes, 8th triplets, 16th notes, dotted 8ths, mix and match. It is also helpful, IMO, to play along with some sort of drum machine/MIDI loop.
#10
You didn't say what you're listening to...

If you're listening to a beat on the computer, I would say your problem is latency in recording.
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#11
Are you using Audacity? I've found Audacity has some latency built in whenever it records.