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Vocals, Guitars, Keys

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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
Also, What I meant by "grew out of them" is he got bored unfortunately. He couldn't apply himself into making them a daily routine.
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
But the positive thing about him is that he must be one of the most stubborn and persistent students I've had. He REALLY wants to play music and his willpower is starting to pay off. He is now able to play a full song normally and even though he often gets confused, misses a strum/beat and loses the whole thing (plays offbeat), I believe he's starting to find the rythm inside him a bit. Which I didn't think it would be possible in his case to be honest. P.S. @NReilingh Sorry I 've been meaning to continue my answer (cause I couldn't fit it all in one comment. this is the continuation of it)
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
I've tried all of your suggestions! I've come back to this to comment on how my student is doing. Well he didn't care much for the rythm excercises. I tried making them as fun as possible and he did enjoy them a bit but he grew out of them fast and he wanted to go on playing "music" hehe.
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
This is a nice answer. We are currently on a break for the holiday so as soon as I get back I will definitely try that technique. I agree that his "problem" is really fundamental so this seems like the way to go.
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
hehe. My vocal teacher made me do these kinds of stuff for concentration. I used to walk around the room clapping and shouting stuff. It sounds weird but it works really well. The only downside in this situation is that it is much tougher than it sounds. You never know when you will find the button of a person though, so I will try this too. Thank you for bringing it up.
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
Thats a very good point actually! I'll try that approach see if has results... :) thank you!
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
I haven't tried that. I will! But most of the times he makes mistakes that he can't understand. Won't listening to mistakes make them stick in his head? - Also I WILL suggest some rhythmically-interesting music. That one seems like a must cause I think part of the problem is his lack of rhythmical stimulations throughout his life so far.
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
I tried recording myself on video playing and singing the rhythm so he can listen to it and maybe try to play along. But he can't keep up with it. And it obviously doesn't help him cause he understood the wrong rhythm when I came back next week - even though he had on video. But you're right about his attention because the only times he can play the rhythm continuously are when he seems distracted and completely relaxed.
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comment Weird light instead of pick?
+1 for God is an Astronaut :) And I think you're refering to an EBow so +1 to Dmitry's answer as well.