The "cycled" rhythm
1 e & a...
16th notes follow the natural up-and-down movement of your hand
the "Karate Kid" method still applies here!
let the pick do the work --
no "grating cheese"!
strum from top to bottom, and then bottom to top.
set your metronome at 60 beats per minute.
try it out!
eliminates a 1/2 count in a measure
can be palm muted
or stopped altogether
some more exercises
"one and two and three-e-and-a-four, one-e-and-a-two, three e and a four"
"one and ... three-e-and-a ... one and ... and three and ... and"
the last of the common minor and major "open chords" to learn
fits well with the C family