LESSON THREE, Part B
Sixteenth Note Figures
It then follows that there are also four sixteenth notes to every quarter note. The trick is to make sure that each sixteenth is dividing the eighth perfectly in half.
Example A shows the proper way to count this grouping: the number, the syllable "e", the "and", and the "a". Together, they sound like this: "one-e-and-ah". When there are several groups of four sixteenths in a measure, they might sound like this: "one-e-and-ah two-e-and-ah three-e-and-ah", and so on. When you count this figure, be sure that all the number counts in the measure are moving at a steady interval.
Example B shows you that the number count and the "and" count fall on the first and third sixteenth notes. The "e" and the "a" fall in between the eighths in order to divide them accurately.