Good Time CharlieFeb 27, 2020
Groove is, of course, one of those slippery things, easy to mention and hard to describe, much less teach. But if you're going to play fingerstyle guitar, groove is one of the essential things to consider, and probably the first one worth paying attention to. Because as a solo guitarist, you're it; you're responsible for keeping the timing and the feel together, and there's generally no one else to get that from. (Even if you are playing with, say, bass and drums, you still have a responsibility to know where the time is, but that's a whole other rant). Music takes place in time, so if you can't groove, it doesn't matter how tricky or beautiful your repertoire is; it won't sound as good as it can if your time's not good.