# 32nd notes

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 gshredder2112 14 Feb 2011 02:47 | Quote Joined: 03 Sep 2010United States Licks: 3Karma: 22 i need an in depth explaination of 32nd notes,cmon
 nullnaught 14 Feb 2011 03:07 | Quote Joined: 05 Jun 2010Karma: 22 do u kow what a quarter note is?
 case211 14 Feb 2011 09:54 | Quote Joined: 26 Feb 2009United States Lessons: 2Licks: 6Karma: 24 Paul Gilbert. They are his children. He loves them very much. ;)
 macandkanga 14 Feb 2011 10:34 | Quote Joined: 03 Oct 2008United States Karma: 21 Ok. I'm gonna try. A whole note is played at the speed (duration) dictated by the measure, usually 4/4 time which is 4 beats per measure. So a whole note is the note, 2, 3, 4. A half note is played twice the speed, a quarter note 4 times, and so on. So, if in a measure there are 32 32nd notes, all of those notes would need to played in 4 beats. I don't think that's a good explanation. What do ya'll think?
 gx1327 14 Feb 2011 12:31 | Quote Joined: 20 Sep 2009United States Karma: 9 in 4/4 time we are playing 4 beats per measure, the quarter note = 1 beat. in 3/4 time, the quarter note still gets the beat but there are only 3 per bar. if you are just tapping your foot, each tap of the foot is a beat, and if you play 1 note per foot tap you are playing quarter notes. if you are playing 2 notes per foot tap (one on the down, one on the up) you are playing eigth notes (1/4 divided by 2 is 1/8). continuing, if you are playing FOUR notes per foot tap you are playing sixteenth notes, 1/16. finally, if you are playing EIGHT notes per foot tap, you are playing 32nd notes. four foot taps per measure, 8x 32nd notes times 4 beats = 32. 32/32 = 1, 1 complete bar. simplified, if you want to play 32nd notes you would be playing 8 notes per foot tap, or 4 notes on the down, 4 on the up. good luck.
 case211 14 Feb 2011 13:18 | Quote Joined: 26 Feb 2009United States Lessons: 2Licks: 6Karma: 24 best way to learn and practice them is to set up a 'nome at like 60 BPM and count 8 notes per beat like gx was sayin'. OR you could play 16ths at 120 BPM, Quarters at 240 BPM, etc. Just a way to practice them :P
 nullnaught 14 Feb 2011 13:25 | Quote Joined: 05 Jun 2010Karma: 22 macandkanda said ut best
 gshredder2112 14 Feb 2011 14:58 | Quote Joined: 03 Sep 2010United States Licks: 3Karma: 22 gx1237 u nailed it thanks
 macandkanga 14 Feb 2011 17:56 | Quote Joined: 03 Oct 2008United States Karma: 21 Thanks nullnaught. I know he asked for an in depth explanation but sometimes in depth is too complicated to understand so I did a laymens explanation.