#1
After realizing how bad my rhythm is I purchased a metronome but I'm not quite sure how to use it. Hopefully you guys can help. Anyways, I currently trying to get the opening to "Around The World" by Red Hot Chili Peppers down but am failing hard.
So can anyone tell how I would get this part to speed by practicing to a metronome? How would I go about using it?
Would I strum the first chord on the first beat, bend it before the next beat strum it again on that beat, and strum it again on the next beat after that?

Here's a link to the song if you haven't heard it and want to try and help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKe-oqJVgZI
#2
This probably isnt the answer you wanted but...

Here is the best advise/exersize I have ever seen when it comes to rhythm/timing. It's a scene from Anthony Wellington & Victor Wooten's "Groove Woorkshop".

They have a class of master bassists identify and play all 16 sub-divisions of a measure. I would highly recommend you give it a watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sw_trDFJw8
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Well played, sir, well played.