Watch the Personality Nuance and Groove online guitar lesson by Jennifer Batten from Rock Sauce for Rhythm Guitar

Nuance is the single most important awareness you can have as far as creating a personal voice on your instrument. Think about how you attack the strings and where on the strings you pick, between the neck and bridge. Experiment with various pick gauges and materials. Listen to the difference in sound when you pick lightly or hard. Focus on groove. The best way to see how your groove feels is to record yourself and have a listen back. You might be amazed at the difference when you’re listening and not engaged in playing.