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April 17, 2013

Beginning Rhythms for Guitar

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Written by: Mike Abbott

After you learn music notes and rhythms,
reading tab or standard music notation will be right around the

Here are the four basic types of music notes:


Learn the 4 basic types of music notes


Examples of a rhythm used in 1 measure:


  How rhythms are written and counted within one measure of music. Standard and Tab notation are shown

Examples of mixed rhythms used in 1 measure



How mixed rhythms look and sound  in a measure of music. Standard and Tab notation are shown

  • Play
    each rhythm while counting out loud

  • Practice
    each rhythm with the metronome

Rhythm is an
undeniable force not just in music, rhythm is our

Rhythm is Rock and Roll!!


About the Author

Mike Abbott
Mike is a pro guitarist and music educator.  He has performed with such diverse acts as the Rolling Stones Horns, Sammy Davis Jr., and Burt Bacharach.   After spending much of his music career in New York City, He now is a very busy guitarist in the Denver area, performing and teaching extensively. Mike's latest work is a book, The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook, published by Harper Collins and released in December 2012.



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