Harmonics on Beats 2 & 4
Synchronize the muting and lifting exactly with the strumming motor.
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A quarter note can be divided into two 8th notes. We count 8ths 1 & 2 & etc. 8th notes are twice as fast as quarters. Play this first with counting aloud, then play it again, counting subvocally. Plan ahead. Be exact. The challenge is switching back and forth between 8ths and quarters. Make sure that you can recognize three different E's; low, middle, and high. See the note-head locations in your mind. Low E is -4 space, Middle E is Line 1 [the bottom line of the staff], and High E is Space 4 [the top space] = Space, Line, Space.
Play this easy 3 E exercise evenly. Always be reading ahead [plan ahead]. As you are playing a note that was previously planned, you are thinking about notes to come. If using a pick, consider the leave [pick to the location where the pick is needed next]. If fingerpicking, use the thumb on the low E and whatever works best on the middle and high notes. The fancy C after the clef means common time, which equals 4/4.