How do you play 16th notes precisely and how do you learn to do so?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by gravgaard, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Hey guys. I have made a small video on the topic "How do you play 16th notes precisely and how do you learn to do so?" I found this rather difficult some time ago. This was my approach to learning it, and it has helped me out to figure out how to place the notes in the right positions. I hope you will enjoy the video.
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    I didn't and I don't. :p Maybe your video will help! :D
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  3. Well, if it's working out for you to not do so, there's no reason to :D
  4. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    The nome is your friend.
  5. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Fixed that for you. Plus I have an irrational fear of gnomes. I'm gnomophobic.

    Rev J
  6. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    That's an excellent lesson for someone wanting to learn 16ths. Sometimes I do exercise like yours to rebaseline. I sometimes count, but what I am really trying to do is repeat a particular 16th (1, e, & or a) by memory without counting.
    Flea & Jamerson were masters of the 16th.

    Do you you have an exercise for tied/slurred 16ths?
  7. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    If you learn to read music, there's no need to learn this as it's built into subdividing notes while reading. As you learn how to read music, subdividing groups of 16th notes just happens naturally. You'll be able to see it coming and already know what it sounds like.
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