quarter note triplets

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Rycebag, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Rycebag


    Feb 22, 2008
    i am having a tricky time with these and i am wondering if anybody can provide any examples of them.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    You do understand they are THREE evenly spaced notes/rests in the same time frame as 2 Quarter notes/rests...right?

    If you can count-

    Try using something like this (or some other variation) for counting a triplet-

    1/4 Note Triplet on Beat 1-

    1/4 Note Triplet on Beat 2-

    1/4 Note Triplet on Beat 3-

    Depending on how you sub-divide, the same process can be used for 1/8th note triplets & 1/16th note triplets-
    1/8th Note example: lHig-a-Dee2&3&4&l

    1/16th Note example: lHig-a-Dee&a2e&a3e&a4e&al
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  4. DanAleks

    DanAleks Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

    Mar 5, 2009
    Using a vocalization works well, but I had problems feeling where the notes landed.

    The solution I was given was to use a bar in 4/4 of all 1/8th note triplets.

    Tap out the triplets, using both hands, on a table top so you can hear it. Start with your right hand on beat one. Keep it going for a while.

    Move the left hand to your leg, so you can't hear it.

    Your right hand is now doing 1/4 note triplets.