View Full Version : Counting 16th note triplets....

03-07-2006, 07:02 AM
How would you count this aloud as opposed to eighth note triplet counting..I know eighth notes go: one and two and three and four and, 16th notes go: one ee and a two ee and a three ee and a four ee and uh, but I can't figure out how to apply that to triplets? Thanks!

03-07-2006, 07:14 AM
I think the usual way is to count them like:
1 and a 2 and a
(1 2 3 4 5 6 )

Maybe take a look here for counting stuff:
reading noted rhythms (http://www.ctv.es/USERS/norman/time.htm) .

03-07-2006, 08:01 AM
I always go 1 2 3, 2 2 3 or widdly, widdly :D)

CaptainCarma posted a PDF sheet of counting examples a while back that was very comprehensive.

03-07-2006, 08:18 AM

here is Cap Carmas pdf he sent a while ago.


04-29-2006, 05:23 PM
The best way to learn to count is to listen to music that has 16th note triplets. That way, you will subconciously develop an "instinct" to keep track of the notes as you listen and will be able to recall the instinct while playing. I hope theres any sense to what I just said :P

02-03-2008, 05:36 AM
i'm pretty sure this is one of the better systems to count triplets

eighth-note triplets; 1-trip-let-2-trip-let-3...

sixteenth-note triplets; 1-trip-let-and-trip-let-2-trip-let-and-trip-let-3...

this system also enables you to go to;

thirtysecond-note triplets; 1-trip-let-e-trip-let-and-trip-let-a-trip-let-2...

^believe it or not, they happen, i saw them once on a concert snare drum part