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Watch the Eighth Notes & Accents online guitar lesson by Jon Finn from Rhythm Lab: Rock & Funk

The first section of this course is dealing with 8th notes, which we're going to do right now, and the second section deals with 16th notes, which will come later. But here, we'll learn about each accent for 8th notes.

Now, at it's concept, it's very simple - you learn how to accent on the first 8th note, then the second 8th note, then third, etc. all the way to the eighth. If you look at it on a piece of paper, it's very simple to look at, however, keep in mind that each accent as it sits on the beat feels very different from the rest. When you start combining them, that's when things get a little challenging. It's kind of surprising how different they all sound!