#1
I suppose I'll preface this by saying I'm the dullest bulb in terms of music theory intelligence but maybe one of you could help me out. I have SOME knowledge about counting quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes (in 4/4 time) but this is really hard for me to get.

For this rhythm figure:

http://i56.tinypic.com/1zv4ifb.png

How would I count that (in terms of 1 e & a, 2 e & a, etc.)? From what I can tell there's two dotted eighth notes and then the rest sixteenth notes, but that's the extent of my theoretical ability.
#2
one doted eight note equals three sixteenth notes, i guess you could just count all 16ths in your head, and strum on the right beats
#3
you could count it each dotted eight as a beat and all the sixteenths as triplets. so 1, 2-trip-let 3-let, 4-trip-let
#4
You could count each eight note as a beat and go: 1 (2) and 3 and 4 5 and 6 and.
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#6
3/4= 3 quarter notes

6/8 = 2 dotted quarter notes


for eight note counting

3/4 = 1 & 2 & 3 &

6/8 = 1 & a(ah) 2 & a


for sixteenth note counting

3/4 = 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a

6/8 = 1 e & a & a 2 e & a & a (my personal preference there are many vocalizations)
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#7
1 (+) (2) + 3 + 1 (+) 2 + 3 +.

don't count anything in parentheses.
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