Most guitarists want to play fast—but, truth be told, it’s not the speed of the
“guitar gods” that impresses us, it’s rather the evenness with which they play each
note. Playing fast is easy; playing in rhythm is hard.
We’ve already begun to experience some quicker time values in our study of eighth
notes. This chapter will take us further, into the speedier world of sixteenth notes
and triplets. As always, playing slowly and evenly is far more important than burning
up the strings.
As you progress through this chapter, the temptation will be to pick up speed.
That’s fine, as long as you remember to keep playing evenly!