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Triplet Practice

James Wilmoth (5351) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 60
Pages: 1 2

In a normal (4/4) measure, there are 4 quarter note beats, evenly distributed throughout the measure. They are counted 1,2,3,4. Okay, that being said, there can be twelve triplet beats in a measure. They are counted 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a. Essentially, you are evenly squeezing three beats into the same space that you would fit a quarter note. Listen to the example given, and notice that not only are there triplets, but the chords being played are moving. This excercise is for the left hand as well as the right hand (or vice-versa if you are left handed). Enjoy my first lesson!

Willie
Triplet Practice