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If the question of how to learn guitar leaves you feeling mad, frustrated, or like you want to tear your hair out, this podcast is for you. Dan Thorpe specialises in teaching beginner guitar lessons to older adults. If you want to discover Dan’s methods for the best way to learn guitar, to play easy guitar songs while having more fun, and to do so without feeling like you have a one-way ticket to the Acoustic Asylum, then listen closely and... Join us as Dan shares the best tips, tricks, and motivating stories from his 10,000+ hours of teaching beginner guitar songs and techniques... All of which will help you on your guitar-playing journey immediately.

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United Arab Emirates

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If the question of how to learn guitar leaves you feeling mad, frustrated, or like you want to tear your hair out, this podcast is for you. Dan Thorpe specialises in teaching beginner guitar lessons to older adults. If you want to discover Dan’s methods for the best way to learn guitar, to play easy guitar songs while having more fun, and to do so without feeling like you have a one-way ticket to the Acoustic Asylum, then listen closely and... Join us as Dan shares the best tips, tricks, and motivating stories from his 10,000+ hours of teaching beginner guitar songs and techniques... All of which will help you on your guitar-playing journey immediately.

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English


Episodes

Ep43 – Help With Your Biggest Guitar-Playing Struggles to Beat the Curse of the Acoustic Asylum

2/15/2024
This week’s episode is all about overcoming your biggest guitar-playing hurdles. Last week, I sent out an email asking everybody what their biggest hurdle was in guitar playing. Loads of people replied, and I decided to pick out some of those and address them in today’s podcast episode. These include questions about how you can practise guitar without your guitar on hand, when you should start introducing fingerstyle to your playing, how to practise with a metronome, and more. In the episode, I go over the questions and give you tips and advice on how to overcome the biggest guitar struggles. I discuss some tips from Jeff Beck, advice on how to play challenging chords, how to make switching between chords easier, and much more. Give it a listen and start solving some of your guitar-playing struggles. This episode will help you to learn how to overcome some very common guitar-playing hurdles and enjoy your playing more. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:16:37

Ep42 – A Fun Ear-Training Challenge EVERYONE Should Try

2/6/2024
This week’s episode is all about ear training, working out songs by ear, and a fun little challenge. Today, we are looking at the importance of ear training, and how ear training can help you work out songs by ear. Working out songs by ear (without using TAB, without using videos) is a wonderful skill that everyone should develop. Even if you’re at the beginning of your guitar journey, it’s important to start working on this skill as it will bring you many hours of joy to be able to work out songs you love by ear. In the episode, I go over tips that will help you work out a song by ear. It’s as simple as starting by trying to work out the first note or chord. I also give you a little challenge in the episode that you can work out by ear. I tell you what string the melody is being played on, and you simply need to try to find the patterns and work it out by ear. A really useful tip is to break it up into smaller chunks. This episode will help you to learn all about ear training and how to start working songs out by ear. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:08:46

Ep41 – The Rules of The Asylum: Rule #10 – Float Like a Butterfly and Sting Like a Bee

1/21/2024
This week’s episode is all about Rule #10 of the Acoustic Asylum. It’s based on a famous boxing quote that can be applied to guitar playing. Today, we are looking at a famous old quote by Muhammad Ali, which is also rule #10 of the Acoustic Asylum. This is a very powerful rule and, in the episode, we go into depth looking at how you can apply it to your playing. For most people, when they play guitar, their fingers are stiff and rigid, making playing painful. By remembering to let your fingers move around in a relaxed way, you can avoid all the tension. In the episode, I give you some tips on how to keep your fingers relaxed. We also look at how to keep your playing sounding powerful by using dynamics. Take a listen and learn these helpful tips! This episode will help you to learn all about Rule #10 of the Asylum and how to apply it to your guitar playing. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:08:11

Ep40 – Fixing Your Guitar Playing Technique Like You’re Going Backwards Through Time

1/14/2024
This week’s episode is all about a movie-inspired tip that will help your guitar playing. It’s about working your way backwards to find the root cause of an issue and fix it. Today, we are looking at a super useful tip inspired by the movie Memento. It’s all about going backwards to check more than just the surface issue. Taking a look at more than just “fixing” your fingers when you play will help you have a whole-body approach to playing. We tend to just focus on one thing, but in this episode, I talk about the importance of looking at the whole process. Everything from your seating position to your posture can affect your playing and your tone. Take a listen to discover more about this super useful tip that can help improve your playing. This episode will help you to start looking at the whole process when you are practising so you can have a whole-body approach to playing. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:08:29

Ep39 – Pennywise the Clown, Resolution, and Facing Your Fears

1/7/2024
This week’s episode is all about the famous character Pennywise the Clown from the horror movie It and how he can inspire you to be a better guitarist. Today, we are looking at how to make 2024 the best year possible for you when it comes to playing guitar. It’s a new year and a new start. It’s “go-time”, which means it’s the best time to take action and start the year committing to your guitar playing. To help you with that, today I am delving into Stephen King’s character Pennywise the clown and how his story can help you improve your guitar playing. One of the things we are talking about is the importance of resolution in playing music. Music is often about building tension and resolution. We also look at not giving up when learning, especially songs, and how choosing the right song is key. Finally, we look at facing your fears about guitar playing and overcoming them. This episode will help you to understand the importance of tension and resolution in music, the importance of not giving up on what you’re learning, and facing your fears so you can enjoy practising and playing the guitar more. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:19:54

Ep38 – Merry Christmas and The Guitarist’s Nice and Naughty list of 2023

12/25/2023
Merry Christmas! Today, let's dive into a celebration of festive joy. In this podcast I share some tips, advice, and the unveiling of the Nice and Naughty list of 2023. On the Nice list, we honour the great musicians we lost this year. These include a diverse range from Tony Bennett, Burt Bacharach, David Crosby, Gordon Lightfoot, and the legendary Jeff Beck. I recall the awe-inspiring performance by Jeff at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club which left a powerful mark on me when I first embarked on my guitar teaching journey. Also on the Nice list is the incredible Jamie Andreas, the dedicated guitar teachers around the globe, and, of course, you! However, let's not overlook the Naughty list, where I candidly share a famous name who has earned a spot on my not-so-favourable roster. We'll also delve into the enchanting realm of guitar-playing gifts, exploring both the thoughtful presents and the quirky offerings that our families love to surprise us with. Beyond that, we'll take a glimpse into the future, discussing the exciting prospects awaiting us in 2024. I'll be sharing some cool stuff and insights, urging you to start contemplating and planning ahead for 2024 to ensure it becomes the absolute best year you can imagine! You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:14:30

Ep37 – Nostalgia, 10-Second Tips, and the Melody of Memories

12/17/2023
This week’s episode is all about nostalgia and some powerful tips. Today, we are looking at some of the main 10-second tips I’ve shared over the years that can quickly and easily help you improve your playing. I had a little trip down memory lane today, which inspired me to take a look at some of the tips I have shared over the years. I’ve been sharing 10-second tips in my emails for a while now, and I thought I’d select some of the most powerful ones to go over with you. These include tips such as, “The Magic Number 7”, “The Snowball Effect”, “The Power of the Breath”, “Finishing on a High”, and more. These tips cover topics about memorising what you’re learning, looking back and forth at your hands when playing, the cumulative effect of being consistent with your practice, how to use a metronome, how to improve your weak pinky, and many more tips for different areas of your playing. Take a listen and apply these to start improving your guitar playing today. This episode will help you to understand and apply these quick and powerful tips to your playing to make sure you can enjoy your guitar playing to the fullest. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:15:08

Ep36 – When the Gatekeeper Is Winning… (But How to Make Sure He NEVER Ends Your Guitar-Playing Dreams

12/10/2023
This week’s episode is all about not letting negative thoughts win. Today, we are looking at how to overcome defeatist thinking and not give up on your guitar-playing dreams. I’ve spoken about the Gatekeeper before in these podcasts, and today we are looking at what to do when he is winning. Over the years, I’ve heard people say things like “I wasn’t meant to play the guitar.” I always say anyone can play the guitar as long as they are physically able to play and mentally able to process the information. However, the randomness of everything available to learn guitar can make it challenging, and it can be difficult to stay positive on the journey. So, I talk about how to avoid getting lost in this process, I also talk about a funny story of me getting into trouble at school for printing off dozens of pages of TAB. The guitar should be a source of joy and fun, and in this episode, I give you some tips and ideas on how to make sure you’re enjoying the journey. This episode will help you learn how to stay persistent with your guitar dream, how not to give up, and keep improving on your guitar-playing journey. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:16:38

Ep35 – Winter Warm-Up Rituals for When Your Fingers Feel as Cold as the “Gatekeeper’s” Icy Heart

12/3/2023
This week’s episode is all about warm-ups. Today, we are looking at tips that will help you warm up your hands before you play. There’s nothing worse than trying to play with cold hands. This can be frustrating, painful, and can even lead to injuries. It’s especially challenging in wintertime when it’s freezing cold outside. It’s important to get your hands and fingers warmed up to a decent temperature. To help you do this, I give you some useful warm-up tips to get the blood flowing in your fingers. In addition to preventing injury, warm-ups also help you to get the most out of your guitar practice. In today’s episode, I talk about the different issues that might come up when you dive straight into your practice without a warm-up. I talk about ways to avoid the “Death Grip”, strumming mistakes, and other bad habits taught by the “Gatekeeper” of the Acoustic Asylum. This episode will help you start every practice session with a warm-up so that you can get the most out of your guitar playing and avoid injury and pain. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:16:46

Ep34 – The Strings of Gratitude, and Three Things I’m Grateful for (Including the “Gatekeeper” Himself)

11/26/2023
This week’s episode is all about gratitude and the power of gratitude. Today, we are looking at thankfulness as a guitarist, how gratitude can make people happier, and more. Gratitude is a powerful thing. Being grateful can help you be happier, physically healthier, and feel more optimistic about the future. The guitar can be a frustrating instrument, but focusing on gratitude can help you improve your attitude toward your guitar playing. Every time you overcome a little hurdle, remember to celebrate it and be grateful, even if it’s something small, like being able to play a chord. In today’s episode, I talk about how writing down what you’re grateful for can help you on your guitar journey, I talk about three things I’m grateful for, a trip I took that made me fall in love with music, and more. This episode will help you realise the power of gratitude, the importance of celebrating when you overcome little hurdles, and how to look forward with positivity. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:11:24

Ep33 – Unveiling a Christmas Surprise and the Musical Magic of ‘No Chord Fingerstyle’

11/16/2023
This week’s episode is all about the musical magic of the ‘No Chord Fingerstyle’ method and Christmas songs. Today, we are looking at the main reasons why you should learn a couple of Christmas songs and how you can do this. Apart from the wonderful joy and cheer of being able to play a Christmas carol, it’s also a great way of measuring your progress each year when Christmas rolls around. It can be hard sometimes to see your progress day-to-day, but dusting off the old Christmas songs is a great way of seeing how far you’ve come. In today’s episode, I talk about what Christmas songs to learn and how to learn them, the benefits of measuring your progress, where to start if you’re a beginner, and how to “embellish” your Christmas tunes if you can already play them. I also talk about the histories of some famous Christmas songs, the new course I’m releasing called Christmas Crackers, and I’ll play a little medley of the songs in the course for you. To round off the episode, I reveal “The Gatekeeper’s” favourite Christmas song, so take a listen to find out which one it is. This episode will help you realise the benefits of tracking your progress, how Christmas carols can help you do this, and where to start if you want to learn some holiday tunes. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:13:12

Ep32 – Why It’s Essential to Learn the Fretboard, Key Tips, and Common Mistakes

11/8/2023
This week’s episode is all about the fretboard. Today, we are looking at learning the fretboard, which is the key to being a solid intermediate guitarist. A lot of people struggle to learn the fretboard. In this episode, I talk about some of the mistakes people make, I give you some tips, and I talk about the massive benefits of mastering the fretboard to keep you motivated to learn the fretboard. Learning the fretboard will allow you to navigate it smoothly, it will make your playing more accurate, it will allow you to transpose your music, and so much more. The key thing about mastering the fretboard is that it allows you to play with confidence, which will improve your tone and overall playing. Knowing the fretboard will also help you bring music to life and have fun while playing. In the episode, I also talk about some of the common mistakes guitarists make when learning the fretboard and some tips to avoid making them. This episode will help you realise the importance of knowing the fretboard. It will allow you to apply your theory knowledge into practice, become a more confident guitarist, and enjoy playing more. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:13:09

Ep31 – The Halloween Demons of the Guitar World Are Chasing After You Right Now

10/31/2023
Today is, of course, Halloween… It’s a time of year that I love. In honour of this night, here is something fun to help you improve your guitar playing on this fateful night… Beware of these evil creatures lurking right now who are looking to ruin your guitar playing. These include the ‘Death Grip Demon’, ‘Ghostly Guitarists’, ‘The Devil on Your Shoulder’, ‘Hellhound Helpers’, the ‘Time Troll’, and more. Don’t forget about the leader of this ghastly pack – the ‘Gatekeeper’ of the Acoustic Asylum. He has a sinister snarl as he’s prowling the streets tonight, looking for new inmates for the asylum. Those who have tried and failed at learning to play guitar many times are at his mercy. Guitar playing can be challenging, but never entertain the idea of giving up…Because the ‘Gatekeeper’ and his friends are ready to strike and call time on your guitar playing. Listen today for help with beating these demons once and for all. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:13:47

Ep30 – Travelling Through Time with the Music of Our Lives

10/24/2023
This week’s episode is all about memories and music. Today, we are looking at how music is the soundtrack to our lives. Music is incredibly important to so many of us, and having all those little songs that we associate with different events in our lives is very powerful. Being a guitarist, one of the best things is that you can play these songs on the guitar or start learning them. Playing the songs that you love, even if you can’t play them exactly as the original artists, is a great motivation. Being a musician also allows you to analyse the songs that you love, so you are able to understand them. Listen to the music you love, it can help your playing both when your motivation is high and when you are struggling. In the episode, I also talk about the origin story of the “Gatekeeper”, who is a recurring character of the Acoustic Asylum podcast, as well as the importance of enjoying your playing. This episode will help you realise all the ways in which listening to the music you love can help your guitar playing and help you enjoy every moment of playing the guitar. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:11:42

Ep29 – 10 Tips to HELP You Improve the Fundamentals (And a Lesson from the Movie The Shining)

10/17/2023
This week’s episode is all about improving the fundamentals. Today, we are looking at 10 powerful tips that will help your playing every single day. On the guitar, people often try to run before they can walk. However, making little improvements regularly will help you compound your skills over time. Today, we are looking at 10 tips that focus on improving the fundamentals of your playing. These tips include playing with the least amount of pressure (which will help end the so-called “Death Grip”), a special tip inspired by the movie The Shining, a simple strumming tip, the importance of not looking back and forth between hands, and many other tips that focus on your picking tone, relaxation, learning a lick, and much more. This episode will help you learn how to focus on the fundamentals on a daily basis so that the small improvements compound over time and your skills improve greatly. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:17:16

Ep28 – The Rules of The Asylum: Rule #9 – Play Along With Others (It’s Not As Scary As It Seems)

10/10/2023
This week’s episode is all about Rule #9 of the Acoustic Asylum. Today, we are looking at the importance of playing along with others. Music is all about the social aspect and playing along with others is a great way of enjoying music and exercising your guitar skills. If you play along with others, you will improve your playing, pick up little tips, you’ll notice what you need to work on, and most importantly, you’ll have fun. In today’s episode, I talk about how to transition from never having played along with anyone to playing with other people. One of the tips I share is about playing with recordings, which is a great first step towards playing with others. I also share some little examples for you to play along with me and start your adventures of playing with others. We’re going to do a bit of blues, a bit of strumming, and a bit of fingerpicking. So, give it a listen and get ready to play along with me. This episode will help you take that first step to start playing with others, gain greater confidence, and have fun while doing so. You can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:11:26

Ep27 – The Lucky Number 13 and Win a Copy of My Latest Book

10/5/2023
This week’s episode is all about the number 13. Today, we are looking at turning an unlucky number into a lucky one and how you can win a paperback copy of my latest book. There are many negative associations with the number 13, but not everything about the number 13 is bad. The 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum book is a guide that is full of great tips, some of which I share in this episode. Listeners who leave the podcast a review on Apple Podcasts will also get a chance to win a paperback copy of the book. Simply leave the podcast a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know by emailing hq@acousticasylum.com or replying to any of our emails. In this episode, I share some tips about playing and I give you a quick ear training test to check out your aural skills and have some fun. One of the tips I share is the main piece of advice I give all students to make sure they always enjoy practising and playing the guitar. I also share why you shouldn’t rely on your eyes when playing guitar and how closing them can help heighten your skills. Finally, I talk about the importance of slowing down. This episode will test your ear training skills, it will help you discover simple tips that will improve your musicality and make daily practice more enjoyable. Don’t forget, you can get the PDF copy for free (at https://acousticasylum.com/) and you can enter the draw to win a paperback copy of the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum, by leaving a review and letting us know by emailing us at hq@acousticasylum.com or replying to any of our emails. You can join the mailing list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:14:39

Ep26 – The Little-Known Reasons Why You Should Learn Music Theory

9/26/2023
This week’s episode is all about music theory. Today, we are looking at why music theory is important, why it is so useful, and why you should learn it. There are plenty of benefits and practical advantages to learning some music theory. For example, it can save you tonnes of time and help you avoid certain mistakes. But perhaps most importantly, it offers a lot of clarity on the different elements that are so key to guitar playing. Some guitar pros might say they never studied theory, but in the episode, I talk about why they might not be fully explaining one key thing. We’ll take a look at how music theory isn’t just theory, it’s practical. I also share some snippets of music, including some cool chord progressions and some advice on how theory can help you avoid creating awful sounds on your guitar. This episode will help you gain clarity on how best to learn theory, how it can help you on your guitar-playing journey, and how it will make seeing and achieving progress easier for you. Don’t forget, you can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:13:44

Ep25 – The ‘10x Method’ for Improving Your Songs, Musicality, and Memory

9/19/2023
This week’s episode is all about the “10x Method”. Today, we are looking at a framework that ties together all the different ideas I teach into one solid plan you can use. Focused practice is key to improving your playing. The 10x Method is a structured, simple plan that summarises all the key elements that will help you improve on your guitar-playing journey. It will also help you solidify things you already know and remember more. If you are familiar with my teaching methods, you might recognise some of the elements that make up the 10x Method, such as the Five Times Rule, the importance of slowing down, etc. In today’s podcast episode, I’m taking you through the 10x Method, looking at breaking things down into smaller chunks and learning a smaller part, the importance of visualisation, slowing down the tempo, checking your posture, and playing your small chunk 10 times in a row, without errors. I’m sharing this method with you, along with some examples of how to apply it, so you can start applying it to your playing right away. This episode will help you make your practice time much more effective. Using the 10x method will make your playing sound smoother. It will solidify the different parts of your practice into one, and you will see instant progress in your playing. Don’t forget, you can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:16:08

Ep24 – The Rules of The Asylum: Rule #8 – Rhythm Is King

9/12/2023
This week’s podcast episode is all about Rule #8 of the Asylum. Today, I’m sharing some thoughts on how to develop good rhythm. Often people feel they “lack rhythm” and get frustrated about this, especially since good rhythm skills are crucial for absolutely everything. The good news is, I truly believe no one is born with rhythm, rather good rhythm has to be developed. This means you can start developing your rhythm today. So, I’ll show you a simple exercise to start improving your rhythm. I’ll talk about how to use a metronome so you can feel confident as you work on your rhythm skills. I share a two-chord test you can apply regularly to see how your rhythm is improving. We’ll look at a fun rhythmic shift that can make your scales sound more interesting. I’ll also tell you about The Gatekeeper’s backstory – why he has no rhythm and the evil dance he does when he locks someone up in the Acoustic Asylum. (Check out the earlier podcast episodes to discover more about The Gatekeeper!) This episode is very practical and will be really useful for you if you want better rhythm skills. It’s a great opportunity to start improving your sense of rhythm, which will help improve your overall playing. Don’t forget, you can get more tips, advice, and a powerful new free eBook on the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum from me, Dan Thorpe, by joining the email list here – https://acousticasylum.com/ Like this episode? Your reviews for this podcast mean the world to me, so please let us know what you thought about the Acoustic Asylum!

Duration:00:19:23