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Re: Triplets in 6/8???
 Author: Julia  Date:   2003-03-30 04:54 Have fun w/ that sarah! Micaela, it is sort of confusing, but your friend is correct. I think it would only work well in a slower piece where the eighth actually gets the count...because normally in faster tempos 6/8 is felt in 2 or in 3. The best way to rationalize this would be taking the 8th note as the beat. unfortunately I don't really know how to give you a visual on the computer, but here's an example anyway. In 4/4 time an 8th note triplet would get one beat, a quarter note triplet would be spread over two beats...so the beat for the measure (as indicated in the time sig.), if made into a triplet, would receive two of those beats. Does that make sense? The concrete example is the quarter note triplet in 4/4. So, if you were in 6/8 and you want to make an 8th note triplet, you would have the 8th note triplet grouped with a little 3 over it taking up 2 of the 8th note counts. THe third count would be an 8th note, and then you still have 4,5,6 left. So, with your friend writing an 8th note triplet with another 8th note in the first half of the measure, it is correct. Does this make sense? Again, this can only be rationalized at the 8th note level, and would probably make most sense at slower tempos when the 8th n0te actually gets the count, although this could make for some interesting rhythms at faster speeds when it would be felt in two or three. I hope this was helpful, and not too long. Julia
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 Triplets in 6/8???  new
Micaela 2003-03-29 22:26
sfalexi 2003-03-29 23:23
Benny 2003-03-30 01:42
sfalexi 2003-03-30 01:53
Sarah 2003-03-30 04:32
 Re: Triplets in 6/8???  new
Julia 2003-03-30 04:54
Micaela 2003-03-30 15:42
Bart Hendrix 2003-03-31 03:56