For many guitar players, understanding and performing 16th note rhythms can be tricky and sometimes downright confusing.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Once you understand some simple concepts, you will understand how 16th notes really work. Then with a bit of practice, you will be able to easily master them on your guitar.
In this tutorial, we will cover the basics of counting and performing sixteenth notes.
In previous rhythm guitar tutorials, we have looked at how to count and perform whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes.
In this tutorial we begin our look at triplets.
In this tutorial, we will look at what rhythm guitar players need to know about eighth note rests.
Now that you are familiar with the basics of counting, strumming and tapping your foot in time with eighth notes, we can turn our attention to some fun chord progressions that use eighth notes.
How to Strum Eighth Note Patterns
For whole notes, half notes and quarter notes, the down-stroke is usually used.
To play eighth notes, we will use a combination of down-strokes and up-strokes.
When you play rhythm guitar, some of the most common rhythms you will encounter use eighth notes.
In this tutorial we begin our look at the basics of eighth notes.