Watch the Beat 1 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Power Phrasing

In this section we will be starting our swing 16th phrases over the 4 subdivisions of beat one and listening to how those shifts across the beat effect delivery of our musical phrases. If you are not used to phrasing this way it may take a few minutes to feel and understand where you are starting from, counting and verbalizing the 1e+a is going to help you tremendously. Playing on the downbeat and the + is going to be easy because they are square on the beat and upbeat(off beat). The E and the A may be a little trickier to articulate. If so, spend more focused time on these subdivisions. This will be very rewarding as you have probably realized by now just how powerful and musical playing from these start points can be to your phrasing.