I'm Bahadir from Turkey. I'm a lead guitarist in a band and I have rhythmic problems, a lot. Trying to fix them, and this is the biggest one.
I can't enter my soloes which starts in 3th or 4th beats. I just can't feel the rhythm. For all the time I played, I just felt the music. Never try to count it like 1-2-3-4. Just felt the music, and somehow I knew the point I should enter. But this melody phrases which starts from a bit earlier than beginning of a measure, I can't. I just can't feel it. I will give 2 English and 2 Turkish song examples for this kind of songs.
What can I do about it? Do I have to count all the time? Or is there anything I can do to help me improve my groove feeling?
Maroon 5 - This Love
Athena - Kime Ne
Bruno Mars - Locked out of Heaven
Haluk Levent - Elfida