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.
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.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of whole notes, half notes and how to use a metronome, it’s time to grab your guitar, so you can start strumming some rhythm patterns.
Having a rock-solid sense of rhythm is essential for all guitar players. In this series of tutorials, we will cover the absolute basics of playing rhythm guitar.