|Thomas Kievit ||01-17-2014 11:37 AM |
Got a question about 12/8 timing
Hello Adam, I have a small question about 12/8 timing.
I'm not really well known with this, so could you explain how this works and tell me if you play a song automaticly in triplets with this kind of time signature?
|Clef_de_fa ||01-17-2014 11:39 AM |
it is like 4 beat with three 8th note per beat.
|Thomas Kievit ||01-17-2014 04:59 PM |
Okay but does mean that they are triplets at all time?
|pfox14 ||01-17-2014 05:06 PM |
Originally Posted by Thomas Kievit
Okay but does mean that they are triads at all time?
|mimaz ||01-17-2014 05:10 PM |
I'm pretty sure that the term you are meaning is triplets, not triads. (Triads are 3 note chords.)
To answer your question, you could count this in 4...
1-trip-let, 2-trip-let, etc...(probably most common)
Or you could actually count it 12, or even in 2...these choices may often be a function of the tempo.
|Thomas Kievit ||01-17-2014 06:16 PM |
OH yes, I'm sorry.. mixed that up :p
|Thomas Kievit ||01-17-2014 06:17 PM |
Nothing, messed up a little bit ;)
Originally Posted by pfox14
|Latitude94941 ||01-19-2014 06:06 PM |
In 12/8, there are 12 8th notes per measure, most often with a triplet feel (four sets of 8th note triplets).
The drummer will usually be playing the triplets on their ride or hi-hats. Snare on 2 and 4.
Lots of examples to listen to in slow blues and southern soul, but one example I was just listening to that should give you an idea of how this works is on "Sweet Little Angel" by Buddy Guy on the album "A Man and his Blues."
|Thomas Kievit ||01-20-2014 03:57 AM |
Thanks for that, Latitude94941. I will take a look at it :)
|adamnitti ||01-20-2014 10:59 AM |
Hi Thomas, I am a little late to the thread, but it looks like our friends up here already pointed you in the right direction. As was mentioned before, 12/8 feels very much like a triplet-based 4 feel. The best way to understand is to hear it in context. here's an example i just found on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PzyEtQypYA
|Thomas Kievit ||01-21-2014 05:23 AM |
Thanks for the reply, Adam. And no need to apologize, you have a busy life ;)
|All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:13 AM. || |
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.