(Mods, I almost put this in cafe society but decided that it was more about advice than music. If you feel differently, feel free to move it.)
I am a guitar player mostly. I have a good grasp on music theory when it comes to melody and chords, but when it comes to rhythm I got nothing. I can keep basic 4/4 time, but wouldn’t know 12/8 if it bit me in the ass. I know this is true because I wrote a song for my band that was in 12/8, thinking it was in 4/4. (My drummer had to tell me. :smack: )
I have always wanted to get into percussion, I figure now is as good a time as any. So what do I do. I am not looking to become a percussionist, but I figure if I get a stronger grasp of rhythm theory it will improve my guitar playing as well as make me a more interesting person.
The only thing I know to do is get a drum of some sort and start taking private lessons. But frankly I can’t afford a new instument and private lessons are, temporarily, out of the question too (my finances are very tight). So how else can I go about getting this education?