Watch the Straight Eighth Note Groove online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Jump Start Bass Guitar

You get to start playing along with some jam tracks in this lesson and the rhythmic feel will be straight eighth. I will demonstrate a number of variations of quarter note and eighth note combinations. You will also hear various articulations in which I am combining legato and staccato approaches. This means I will play the notes long(legato) or short(staccato). That's where your picking and fretting hand dampening come into play.



As I mentioned earlier your jam tracks will be in two formats: drums only and drums with rhythm guitar. This will allow you to practice any note combination on your own with the drum only track.