Learn to play tighter to the beat. Here are some more exercises to learn to play tighter to the beat and optimize timing. Timing is training, it’s as simple as that. You can be born with a perfect sense of rhythm, but for most guitarists and musicians this is a matter of practice. And especially regular practice is important: preferably train 20 minutes of timing every day instead of 5 hours at a time once a week. This is a second exercise to improve your timing and correct your timing while playing.
In this timing exercise we start with 4 scratch notes per beat or per 2 beats. In the first exercise push the first note (downstroke), second exercise push in the third note (downstroke), third exercise push the second note in (upstroke), and the fourth exercise push the fourth note in (upstroke).