robinmcc9 wrote:For the timing, such as on D01 page 6, I see 1e 2e 3e 4e 1e 2e 3e 4e.
What does the "e" represent?
Is it a way to see rhythm and timing rather than the left hand finger symbols?
robin, the "e" means "and" for English speaking folks. It's a way to break counting quarter notes to counting them as 2 eighth notes.
If you were to count the measure of eight 1/8th notes, you would say "1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and" in order to keep time. You would pluck the string on "1", then on "and" for the first two 1/8th notes, then on the "2", then on "and", for the second beat in the measure, then so forth for "3 and" "4 and". So you're able to count eighth notes thru a 4/4 measure and time them correctly.
When you tap your foot to the measure, your foot will go down and tap the floor on the down beats, the "1,2,3,4". Your foot comes up on the "and"s.
If you've ever played chords, you would strum downwards on the beats 1/2/3/4. You would strum upwards for the "and"s. If you strummed all 1/8th notes in a measure, it would look like this:
D = down strum
U = up strum
D U D U D U D U
1 e 2 e 3 e 4 e
I hope I didn't add to your confusion by typing in so much.
To count 1/16th notes, in English, people use 1 e and ah, 2 e and ah, 3 e and ah, 4 e and ah.
I'm not sure I could ever say what happens for 1/32nd notes
Best of luck,