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# 16th Note Displacement

Instructor: Sean Conklin
Topic: Rhythm, Theory
Styles: Any Style, Rock
• Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Welcome to the 16th Note Displacement Tutorial! What are 16th notes? 16th notes add up to 4 counts in one beat. So you have a total of 16 counts in a measure that has 4 beats. Full 16th note measure: "1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a" Pronounced: "one ee and uh two ee and uh three ee and uh four ee and uh" What is displacement? It's basically the process...

Media Length: 2:19

• Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Beginner Topic: Theory Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Now, let's mix it up a little bit. In the last lesson, we learned how to omit specific 16th note counts consistently throughout a single measure. Now we're going to omit different 16th note counts throughout a single measure. Make sure you count the 16th notes out loud while you play the patterns. Let's go over the first pattern. In the first two beats of t...

Media Length: 2:20

• Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Intermediate Topic: Rhythm Style: Rock

Excerpt: Alright, let's get a bit of a feel of what it's like to use 16th note displacement accompanied by drums. At the beginning of the video, you'll hear the high hats playing quarter notes. We're going to play straight 16th notes with our Low E string along with the high hats. Remember, you can think of a quarter note as a full beat. So since 16th notes are four...

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• Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Intermediate Topic: Rhythm Style: Rock

Excerpt: In the first exercise, we're going to take out all of the number and the "+" counts. So therefore, we're only going to play the "e" and "a" counts. As you can hear from me playing it in the video, it has kind of an uneasy, upbeat feel to it. In the second exercise, we're going to mix it up to where on some beats you only play the number and the "+" counts, ...

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• Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Rhythm Style: Rock

Excerpt: Okay, here's where we apply everything we've discussed in this tutorial. When I made this riff, I didn't think too hard about it at all. I basically just picked random notes and put them in random places. And hey, it didn't turn out too bad! This is actually a really great way to write guitar riffs. Here's what I recommend you do... Drop your guitar and g...

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