32 notes and 8 notes

It is essential that all guitarists are able to accurately choose the 16th-minute notes on the guitar. By using our exact reception we can maintain excellent control of what we play and when we play.

The rhythms in this lesson are an essential vocabulary for all guitarists. They form the foundation of thousands of rock, pop and riff funk, and you have to be able to execute them perfectly. They really are essential to your technical development. To teach them, study the following examples. In particular, careful attention to the pattern of collection.

Listen to the audio examples first and remember 32 notes and 8 notes:

Of course, this exercise is a simple case of constant alternative growth throughout; however, I draw your attention to it because it is the basis of the following three examples. We will study what happens when we start to change this pace by losing some of the notes in each 4-note grouping. Study the following 32 notes and 8 notes:

In Exercise 21b, I have put together the first 2 notes of each 4 in the first bar. In musical terms this means playing the first note, and keeping it for the 2nd rate.

In other words, select the first note, hold it for the second value, and your next note is the third note.

Relating two, 1/16 notes together in this way gives them the same value as a single note 1/8.

Bar 2 in the example shows exactly the same rhythm as 1, is written only in an easier way to understand.