Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat


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I want to nip the problem before it gets that far. All problems start in the head, so I really have to develop a different way to think or hear at my problem areas, because the old way for sure aint working lol.
This is precisely what Shemp and I are getting at. The physical act of playing the music on another instrument will deepen your relationship to it, and change how you perceive it, much more than simply listening, no matter how thorough or critical a listener you are. You really should do this!

Of course, you have to really get in there and play the guitar. Not merely dipping your toes in the water -- practice with music (on guitar) along with a metronome, tap your foot, use good picking technique -- all of it.