View Full Version : Triplet Feel Notation

02-25-2005, 07:16 AM
Hi Guys/Girls!

Quick question ...
In the attachment (sorry its small) is the notation for the triplet feel. I believe that means "each time you see two eights beats play as... right hand side of ="

and what goes for the rest? what if you have quarter beats, ties, dotted and the rest of the freaks? How do you play those.


02-25-2005, 07:48 AM
I would play the rest straight, not swung, because that's the normal way. If the composer had supplied information such as "Quarter note = Eight note + eight pause" I would play all the quarternotes staccato.

02-25-2005, 08:13 AM
i probably would just shuffle or swing away..

02-25-2005, 08:14 AM
The feel notated is commonly called "swing." All eighth notes, rests or played notes, are swung sort of like triplets. So basically anything on an upbeat will be played a little bit later than if you were playing straight eighth notes.

02-26-2005, 02:56 PM
thanks for clearing that up dudes ;)