Practising guitar with a metronome can drastically improve your playing

Nikko brand mechanical metronome in motion.
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One of the most important aspects of learning to play any instrument, the guitar being no exception (whatever type of guitar you play (blues, rock, metal, folk, classical)) is to develop a sense of timing. You might think your guitar playing sounds alright – I mean you can recognise the tune, right? – but until you can place the notes both where and when they belong, you and your audience will feel rather cheated.  Now most experienced guitarists know the importance of owning and using a metronome when practising but how many of you own a metronome and it stays in your guitar case?  Whether shredding guitar is your thing, or just plucking away a semi-recognisable tune, good guitar technique is essential…

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