#1
my biggest problem, i think, is my rhythm. i dont play with a band or even jam with people anymore (never did much of that anyway), so i think that might be why im having such slow progress with that. i cant even play a 12 bar blues more than once through without getting out of time, and no matter how much i concentrate or dont concentrate i just cant do it.

advanced rhythms are very difficult for me to pick out by ear, but pretty easy when ive got the sheet music and i can hear it played. i can come up with all kinds of cool reggae/ska stuff off the top of my head---unfortunately that usually doesnt time out right to 4/4 time.

i tap my foot, count out loud, play with a metronome or click track (some) and all that but i just lose it after a minute or 2.

any advice? i took lessons for about 2 1/2 about 2 1/2 years ago, so im not a "beginner" persay. i know i just need to practice more but its just kinda discouraging. any excersises to suggest?

btw: the toneport gx is pretty sweet, thought it would come with recording software though
#2
Start really slow, at 40 BPM, which is most likely the slowest number you can put on a metronome.

The key to playing in time is to start really slow, playing everything perfectly.
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#3
appreciate it, havent slowed it down that much. i thought 70-80 bpm was killing me, lol