Eighth  Notes

Either notes are the next rhythm you will learn. Either notes are often played with a down up stroke with the right hand. When counting the eighth note, you count “1 and 2 and 3 and 4”, where the and gets the up stroke. The tempo of the progression is still at 60. Be sure to tap your foot on the first beat or the down stroke of the count. While the “and” of the count is often an upstroke, there are times when this may be played as a down stroke, for now however, we will concentrate on getting the up/down stroke perfected.

Sixteenth Notes

For sixteenth notes were will continues with the up/down stroke. Sixteenth notes are counted “1 e and ah, 2 e and ah, 3 e and ah, 4 e and ah”.