I was tabbing out a solo and I couldn't decide which way it should be written. It's only one bar so far, but I can write it two different ways and it means the same thing. Which is right; or are they both wrong? LOL The first one looks better to my eye except: - Should the first note in the first measure be written as a dotted eighth note or should it be written as I have it in the second measure; an eighth tied to a sixteenth? - Should the third note in the first measure (sixteenth note) precede or follow the quarter note as I have it in the second measure? It seems like it should follow, but then the sixteenth note rest looks out of place in the middle of a 4 sixteenth note passage. Is there a rule about tied notes and which value follows which value (eighth then sixteenth vs sixteenth then eighth vs dotted eighth)?