Watch the Mixed Rhythms & Strings online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Learn Bass 1: First Steps for Beginners

Now we're going to play basically some of the same exercises that we've worked on, but playing it in time. We'll play a combination of rhythms on different strings, playing each "chord" for a certain duration of time and switch between them. With a backing track, this becomes music!

This rhythm is one half note and two quarter notes throughout. We'll start on A, then move to D, then switch back to A, then down to the E, and finishing it off by playing two more bars of A.