Tighten Up Your 16th Notes With This Exercise

16th notes are a staple of funk, folk, rock, pop, metal, and plenty of other genres of music, so it’s important to spend some time working on ehm to make sure you have rock solid rhythm when you play your favourite songs. In this lesson you’re going to learn a simple foundational exercise along with several variations that will help you nail all of your 16th note rhythms!

Make sure to download the PDF to follow along and make sure you’ve got a guitar in your lap, as there will be plenty of opportunities to play along. Not only will there be work on rhythms, but also some tips on left hand muting and developing speed in your alternate picking.

So get ready for a rhythmic ride, and remember to keep on ripping it up!

0:00 – Start
0:40 – Lesson Intro (Get the tabs downloaded here!)
1:13 – Demonstration Of The Exercise
2:19 – Explanation Of The Exercise
2:39 – Going Through The Single Note Exercise One Step At A Time
6:41 – A Note On Alternate Picking For This
7:37 – Cycling Through All The Patterns
8:21 – Single Notes With Muting
9:58 – A Note About Wrist Motion
11:18 – Back To Single Notes With Muting
15:14 – A Funky Example Of This
16:07 – Moving On To Strumming Chords
19:51 – Strumming Chords With Muting
22:21 – Closing Notes

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