If you’re serious about playing the guitar, timing is one of the most important skills you need to develop. This is especially the case when you’re playing guitar while you’re sitting around the campfire with a bunch of people singing along. As the captain of the ship, you’re dictating where everyone is going with your playing.
In this lesson, Nate Savage will take you through some important exercises to help you develop great timing when you play your favorite songs. Primarily, you’ll be focusing on using quarter-note and eighth-note strumming patterns along with an important guitar accessory: a metronome.
Timing can take a long time to develop so don’t feel like you need to be perfect overnight. Add some guitar timing exercises to your daily practice routine and you’ll find yourself building a stronger internal sense of timing almost immediately.