Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that provides a short lesson looking at quarter notes, straight eighth notes, swing eighth notes and eighth note triplets. Play quarter notes with the metronome. Metronomes are good for helping to play in time, learning to listen, and plotting your progress to keep track of speed. The power of the metronome is undervalued, but start with this exercise to practice. Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn about swing versus eighth notes.