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

For Section 2, we'll be working with 16th note rhythms. It's easiest to count 16th notes like "one-y-and-a-two-y-and-a-three-y-and-a-four-y-and-a". It really doesn't matter what you say in between the beat numbers, but "y-and-a" seems to be a pretty universal way of saying it. We're going to do accents on the first 16th note, then the second 16th note, third, then fourth, etc. and then we'll do combinations of displacements of those 16th notes. So, the first beat is going to be the first 16th note, beat two is going to be the second 16th note, and different combinations thereof.

Also, instead of chugging 8th notes like we were doing before, we're going to be doing muted strums to represent the unaccented 16th notes, and a chord to represent an accent. Let's dive right in!