I've been taking lessons now for almost 2 months now and my teacher has been saying that improving my sense of rhythm and my right hand coordination will be the one thing that will help me the most as a guitarist, yet, I don't really see where he's going with our lessons yet. We've just been jumping around like crazy. We went from learning an Em Blue Scale to 12 bar blues to doing odd rhythm exercises and I just don't see the coherency in his lessons. He says he wants to help my sense of rhythm, but I don't really see him doing anything to really help it. And also, I want to get better at writing more so than playing, so should I just ask him to focus more on theory or should I continue my rhythm exercises? The thought occurred to me that there's no use in learning theory and trying to play it if I can't play it cleanly or with a good rhythm. Someone PLEASE give me some input.
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What should I improve first: theory knowledge or sense of rhythm?