I think there might be a sneaky mistake in bar 5. The F pentatonic scale going down with the D shape reads 5-2 on the d string, notes G-E.
I believe it should read 5-3, notes being G-F; and it sounds and looks like this is what Papa Gates plays.
its actually pretty simple to start, so to start off something basic id just hit palm mute open e 4 times at lets say 60 bpm, you could go in hit two notes, the first strike should be synchronized with the beat. not the best explanation but i saw no one else replied. theres plenty of videos on youtube explaining it better than me.
1 attack per click - 2 apc - 3 apc - 4 apc etc. attack is just however you want to strum the note(s). This is kind of how I've been approaching it. Changing the Tempo of the Metronome, if there's a lot of notes in one beat/measure, I'll slow it down and if there's less, I'll make it a bit faster. I'm still learning to work with one, it's been tedious and amazing ( Spider-Man )
You can skip/rest notes too, if you count out loud 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & or till whatever number you want, it's a little easier to mix things up. Also can apc on the "&" when counting.
Hopefully this helps some, GL!
This is great Captain ! I struggle with this myself and I’ve watched a plethora of videos online and none have been as clear as yours !
Often times I’ve thought “there’s something wrong with my brain” lol. (Which is partly true )
Also, I love you going old school with the sticky notes !
Just pointing out there is a small mistake in the 5th measure
the F chord is a D shape which he is playing correctly
but for those looking at the tab, here is what should be played View attachment 1294
So when playing over an F chord closest to the neck would that be considered an E shape? I'm still thinking in shapes at the moment and it's a little confusing to me. I'm working on breaking the habit of only seeing shapes and patterns but for now this is easier for my brain to organize all the information given.