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Guitar Lessons: Beginner

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Question:

     

I'm having trouble tapping my foot?

 

I am getting frustrated with this foot tapping thing.
I can appreciate the benefits of keeping in time but I cant get it right.
If I concentrate on the chords I'm playing I get the foot work wrong.
If I concentrate on the foot work I get the chords wrong.
It's that (I can't do two things at once) problem!
My Missus said it's a bloke thing.



Answer:

I have to say that tapping your foot while playing is definitely one of the trickiest things you will encounter with guitar playing, however, it is also THE most important thing to master.

I can honestly say I have NEVER met or played with a really good guitar player/musician who doesn't tap their foot.

O.K, let's work on a strategy with this foot tapping business!

The first thing to know is that it takes time .....however, once you get the hang of it you will wonder why it seemed difficult... it will be the most natural thing to do when you are playing.

Always remember the three P's :
1/ Practice
2/ Patience
3/ Perseverance

I recommend the following approach:

1/ Put on a recording and just Tap your foot along WITHOUT your guitar ...just like you would when you are listening to the radio. (Everyone naturally taps their foot in time ....by doing this you are building an awareness of your groove)

2/ Pick up your guitar and with your left hand cover the strings, but don't press them down (you don't want any notes to sound, we only want to produce a percussive effect from your guitar just like playing drums) strum along with the recording (it's like our version of air guitar only with a guitar) this will look and sound a bit weird, everyone will most likely think you have "lost the plot" however, it's vitally important to us because you are not concerned about changing any chords this way we can concentrate 100% of our RHYTHM.

3/ The next step is to only play ONE CHORD in time with the music (select ONE CHORD from the song you want to play.... don't worry about any of the other chords, focus on TAPPING THAT FOOT).

4/ As this process gradually becomes easier introduce one new chord at a time ....the object is to perfect our chord changes WITHOUT interrupting the rhythm of the song.

It's time a lot of effort to get this ...............but it's worth it 
...................if you don't perfect this aspect of your playing...... 
nothing will ever work for you with guitar.

    

   

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