Triplet Based Strums - 12/8

The subdivision of the beat into three even parts

Published: 19 Sep 2018 Updated: 24 Jan 2020Visits: 22Code: UL126-12-8

INSTRUMENTS: Strums Main: Ukulele Others: Ukulele Guitar Music ANY
Subjects: Strums

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“A strum is simply the execution of a specific rhythmic pattern in tempo in a particular style. The key word here is rhythm.”

Rhythm is the sub-division of a beat and tempo is the pulse of each beat. These concepts can be counted. Counting uses numbers. Counting triplets is as simple as counting anything else. Simply use the counting system we all learned early on - use numbers.

A triplet, as the “tri” in the name implies, means three. It’s the subdivision of the beat into three even parts. Notice that I had used the word three for the number 3 in my writing. So, if I’m counting any beat which can be sub divided by three, it’s 1 2 3. No need to use words such as trip-o-let or one triplet, two triplet, etc to count.

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A triplet, as the “tri” in the name implies, means three. It’s the subdivision of the beat into three even parts. Notice that I had used the word three for the number 3 in my writing. So, if I’m counting any beat which can be sub divided by three, it’s 1 2 3. No need to use words such as trip-o-let or one triplet, two triplet, etc to count.

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