Re: HELP ME ! on playing TRIPLETS !!!


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Posted by Deman on October 31, 2000 at 22:08:45:

In Reply to: HELP ME ! on playing TRIPLETS !!! posted by STAVROS on October 31, 2000 at 17:03:24:

: Hi there. I am a new bass player. I have a big question, please someone email me!

: I try to play Iron Maiden songs using TABS. There are many-many triplets there and played very fast.

: Is there a way to practice to count the number of triplets i have played on a note at the moment before changing to play triplets to other note?

: So if i know the number of them i don't depend to listen to the rythym, but i change and play the triplets to other note by my own

Hey there...there are a few ways to count triplets...my personal favorite is to actually say the word "triplet" as I play them...as in Trip-el-et for every beat of the triplet...that way the subdivisions of the beat are easier to hear...as to counting multiple in a row, I say "one-trip-let two-trip-let three-trip-let four-trip-let" in my head as I play...I can cout these in my head as fast as I can play them...Usually I repeat after four, but you can also just keep counting...1,2,3,4,5,6,7...Another way, especially if you can "feel" the beat of the triplets and keep them going steady without counting them, is to just tap your foot or nod your head on each beat, counting the beats...oNe other i've seen done for really fast playing was three fingers...using, say, the index as the beginnig of aech triplet...I have never been very smooth with this, but with enough practice, it can be really fast...try those...get back to us...
Deman


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