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Triplets over 16ths

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Topic: Triplets over 16ths
Posted By: Englishbuddingjazzpi
Subject: Triplets over 16ths
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2020 at 2:28pm
I have an exercise that I need to practise it involves playing a pattern of triplets over 16th notes. I am having a great deal of difficulty with coordination. Does anyone have any tips that might me with this.

Posted By: js
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2020 at 6:34pm
What kind of triplets? Are you talking about eighth note triplets over 4 sixteenths? In other words, 3 over 4?
I moved this to The Musicians Exchange.

Posted By: Englishbuddingjazzpi
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 1:50am
Sorry I should have been more specific: eighth note triplets over sixteenths

Posted By: js
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2020 at 8:29am
Take your 16ths and subdivide them into triplets and you get this:
NooNooNooNoo  (N means note and o is a beat of time)
Now write the eighth note triplet like this:  NoooNoooNooo

Notice how both beats have been subdivided into 12 equal parts that can be stacked on top of each other.

When you stack them you get this, I spaced the letters to make it easier to read.
 Eighth triplets -   N o o o N o o o N o o o
   Sixteenths -      N o o N o o N o o N o o

Play this very slowly with a different sound in each hand and eventually you will get a feel for it.
It will be difficult at first.
If it does not sound like African music, you aren't playing it right. Wink

Posted By: Englishbuddingjazzpi
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2020 at 3:23pm
Practising this. Thank you.

Posted By: js
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2020 at 3:42pm
You're welcome, I'm working on a Chopin prelude in E minor that has eighth note triplets against regular eighths. 

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