If you would like to comment on this or anything else you have seen on Guitar Noise, head over to our Facebook page or message us on Twitter.

And if you liked this lesson, sign up for the Guitar Noise newsletter. Updates, lessons, tips and answers to your questions delivered straight to your inbox. Also consider joining us for friendly discussion on the forums.

David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

Featured on Guitar Noise


  1. bob ward
    April 1st, 2012 @ 10:15 am


    I have been following you on GN for a long time. Possibly ten years. I wish I could come up with the exact date but one thing I do know, I was a much less experienced player when I first hooked up with you on the net.

    Thank God for people with your talents. I mean it.
    Enjoy life.
    Happy Easter.

  2. Tom
    April 1st, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    David, I teach a completely different counting method that some might find useful. For triplets, I use the syllables “one-trip-let, two-trip-let” to get even spacing. Then, since a quarter note is the same as two eighth notes tied, you simply count all the eighth note triplet divisions and just play every other one: ONE-trip-LET, two-TRIP-let, THREE-trip-LET, four-TRIP-let.

    Tom (Noteboat)

  3. Dave Wheatley
    August 18th, 2016 @ 9:48 am

    I purchased Idiot’s Guides Playing Guitar by you. The book directs me to soundtracks on line via idiotsguides.com/playing guitar. I cant seem to find soundtracks. Can you direct me. Thanks, Dave