I’m having a hard time with the second bar and counting it… This is in 4/4 time…
The very first thing in the second bar is a 1/8 rest followed by an 1/8 note. Then comes a 1/16 rest followed by an 1/8 note then a 1/16 note. How do you count that? I have 1 - e for the 1/8 rest and 1/8 note, then what? “2” seems too long for a 1/16 note and I get all tongue-twisted starting with “e.”
If you want to see what I’m looking at, it’s here.
If the 16th notes are confusing (and they easily are), then you could re-write the entire rhythmic information by doubling up the note values. So, where you have 16ths notes, you write 8ths, where you have 8ths you write quarter notes and so on. Oftentimes, at least for me, that makes it easier to decode the rhythm.
Running through one of the software sources Josh provides. You can slow the tempo down but not change the notes. That way you can play it as slow as you want to then pick up the bass when you get better at it.
Since you have 16th notes and rests, divide the measure into 16 sections. Fill in the rests and notes. Set your metronome to one beat and a slow tempo. Use a pencil to tap along per beat per the note. No tap with pencil for the rests. Use your left foot to tap each of the sixteen beats which will get you through the rests. When you can hit it right, start speeding your metronome up 10 beats at a time. You will eventually start to “feel” the rhythm and hear it the faster you go. I don’t do the 1 e an ah stuff…….especially confusing for rhythms like this one. I just say “da” out loud for the notes per my pencil taps and shut up for the rests.