Sometimes when people start an instrument, there are SO MANY things that can be taught, that can be learned, and that are possible. When I first picked up guitar, I wanted to learn bluesy licks, I wanted to rip it up on some rock solos, I wanted to play slow smooth jazz and serenade the girl I had a crush on.
Today I want to talk about one of the most interesting and important concepts for guitar players- rhythm. Rhythm is interesting because it is the force that compels one to dance (or at least tap their toes). Have you heard of Michael Jackson or perhaps Prince? Both of these musicians (and their bands) are experts in the art of rhythm.
Just wanted to write a quick article that has to deal with a few common things I come across regularly when teaching students. Often I will ask students, "What would you like to learn today? Do you have any new music you've been listening to that you're into?" Many students simply reply, "I don't know, I don't care what I learn!".