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Watch the 16th Notes online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 7: Style Variations

16th Notes - Rhythm Concept 3 is a video guitar lesson presented by Chris Buono and is sourced from Focus On: Funk Guitar.

Plain and simple: grooves based on 16ths is where it's at! That said, it's super-duper important you not only can play 16th note ideas, but you OWN them. To do that you must connect with all four subdivisions: The downbeat, the upbeat and the two offbeats.

In this lesson we'll come at 16th notes piece-by-piece with a four-bar exercise. Starting with 1/4 notes in bar 1 we'll work your upbeat feel with 1/8 notes in bar 2 building up to all four subdivisions in bar 3. Finally, in bar 4 I'll have you playing the offbeats by themselves so you can start to establish a strong syncopation feel. Get this going and you're on your way!