#1
when playing eigth notes (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & i play fine but when playing sixteen notes (1 e + a 2 e + a.....) i count it right but not in the same rhythm as the eigth notes. im not sure if you know what im talking about but any help would be appreciated
#3
yeah count at a slower tempo

another reason could be that you might be counting like triplets of one and ungrouped notes of another
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#5
u might be putting emphasis on the "e" of "1 e + a", because i just did when i read it. ha.

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set the metronome(or ur foot) at a slow tempo and count 1&2& then count 1e+a and repeat until its easy.
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#6
Take it at a mistake free tempo. Once you can play the rhythm perfectly, increase the speed slightly. Rinse wash repeat
#7
I don't count in my head, I just feel it. it took me awhile though
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#9
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Quarter = ta
Eighth = ta ka
Sixteenth = ta ka di mi
Triplet = ta ki ta

My new favorite way

I can't count in 1 e & a's - I've just been trying to work out why and I think part of it is the & is loner than the e and a....

If its not working for you, try something else, like rockinrider's version. Personally I use tu-ku and tu-ku-du but thats from playing wind instruments... Find what works for you.
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metronome?



^^ great advice
Start off slow like 70 bpms on 16th notes

that is 4 strums on and between each click

Click, 2, 3, 4, Click
#11
You could also play eighth notes at a faster tempo to synchronize your pick hand. If you're doing 8ths at 140, try them at 280. Then slow the metronome down to play 16ths at 140.

Or count 1-e-n-a, rather than pronoucing 'and'. If you linger on the 'and' it's like a dotted sixteenth.
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I can't count in 1 e & a's - I've just been trying to work out why and I think part of it is the & is loner than the e and a....

If its not working for you, try something else, like rockinrider's version. Personally I use tu-ku and tu-ku-du but thats from playing wind instruments... Find what works for you.

It's good to be able to do both (or at least know about both), but I find the sounds are easier to hear the correct rhythm. I have also heard of piano teachers of young children using words with the syllables lined up to the beats (ex. strawberry = triplet, watermelon = sixteenth) but that might be a bit embarrassing

There is the 'proper' way classical students are usually taught I believe called Kodaly and is a tad different from the way I recommended. My version I believe is Indian and I find is easier to pronounce. Its ta-ka as opposed to the Kodaly system of ti-ti

Hope this helps you