Sometimes we need to divide notes into uneven amounts. The commonest example
of this is the triplet, in which three notes occupy a single beat. Here is the conventional
count in common time:
The number counts are evenly spaced as usual. The “Two-and-a” should be an even
three occupying the second beat. Try tapping it out as well. Then see if you can
work out the study below.
It is very important to understand the triplets, because we will be using them
extensively in all styles of music.