I think I'm in love!

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Flipside, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Flipside

    Flipside Guest

    Nov 14, 2005
    NOt exactly sure where this should go but...

    I think i'm in looove with triplets! At least I think thats what they're called -newb-.

    You know songs liek My friend of misery and stuff where its like


    those are triplets right?

    Well anyways I've been trying to think of some good ones and I was wondering if you guys new any combinations that worked well that maybe you made up or something.

    Or maybe you guys know some more songs with triplets liek that. I know theres another song called Seemann by Rammstein but I dunno any more.

    So help me out please :D
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Many, many Iron Maiden songs have a triplet feel to them. Check out "Run to the Hills", "Flight of Icarus" etc.
  3. PICK

    PICK Guest

    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    That song isnt really triplets. The "intro" to My Friend of Misery is pretty run of the mill 4/4.
  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    That's an extremely common mistake. While it's true that in these songs (let's add "The Trooper" for the most common example) there are three notes per beat, those are not triplets. That rhytmic pattern, very common in Iron Maiden music, consists of one eighth note followed by two sixteenths, which is a totally different feel than a triplet. For a true triplet feel example in Maiden music check the second section of "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" ("There, calls the mariner, there comes a ship...") although in this case, being a full, long section with the same feel, it is more practical to notate it in 12/8 and avoid writing triplet brackets all the time. So technically speaking these aren't triplets either since we're talking about a ternary measure (12/8), but the three notes played in each beat are equally distributed, which is the key feature of the triplet feel (so the example qualifies). In the case of "The Trooper", "Run To The Hills"... the first note in each beat is longer than the other two.

    Hope this helps.
  5. remo

    remo Guest

    Jan 15, 2005
    wow.. I actually understood that post! props to me!
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think this is the problem with people who have been brought up on a diet of Tabs - which contain no rhythmic information!!