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sixstrings121
02-19-2005, 02:46 PM
Hi, I was just wondering how you count Sixtuplets. I'm trying to do some exercises with them and I can play them, cause I know its 6 notes every beat, but how do you count that?

flathead
02-19-2005, 03:33 PM
Hi, I was just wondering how you count Sixtuplets. I'm trying to do some exercises with them and I can play them, cause I know its 6 notes every beat, but how do you count that?

Whee-da-lee-dee-da-lee, whee-da-lee-dee-da-lee (wheedily-deedily)

or

1 and uh 1 and uh 2 and uh 2 and uh 3 and uh 3 and uh

curiousgeorge
02-19-2005, 05:03 PM
Say the words 'humanly possible'.

DemonSorcerer
03-30-2005, 10:27 PM
Whee-da-lee-dee-da-lee, whee-da-lee-dee-da-lee (wheedily-deedily)

or

1 and uh 1 and uh 2 and uh 2 and uh 3 and uh 3 and uh

Hey, that's fine for 16th-note triplets....but there's a clear differenciation between Sextuplets and 16th note triplets...even when you have 6 notes on both, the accents fall in different places...for 16th note triplets, you accent the first and 4th note...would be like...DAH-dee-doh-DAH-dee-doh...on the sextuplets, you accent the first, the third and the fifth note...it would be like this...DAH-dee-DAH-dee-DAH-dee...

David