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Triplets

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.


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