Sixteenth Note Triplets - Drum Lessons
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In this video, you will learn to count sixteenth note triplets. If you've already watched the video lesson on eighth note triplets - the basic "triplet" idea will already make sense to you.


Let’s take a look at the sixteenth note triplets. They are the 16th note while 8th note triplets are the 8th notes. This video lesson will account them properly and give you a quick overview how this new note value that’s in everything you already know. Take a look at the provided sheet music, the first line show the measures of 16th note triplets in 4/4 time. You could tell that that this 16th note triplets because they have double lines connecting them and the number three above each group. As for quarter notes you could see the 1, 2, 3 and 4 counts also as of 8th notes they are end counts. The big difference here is how you bring the triplets counts in to the mix. This first measure of 16th note triplets will be counted. [Demonstration] Now it had to be a mouthful, it’s going to be virtually impossible to count 16th note triplets like this when you’re actually playing them at any series tempo. However it is still important that you understand how to break this pattern done slowly. And that is where the counting becomes really useful, and it also helps with just understanding how all this note values relate to one another. When you actually begin to incorporate 16 note triplets into your beats and fills, chances are that you’ll no longer need to count this sub divisions out loud. But until then counting it loud it is an essential part of learning all this noite variables. Let’s move on into the 2nd section of sheet music. I wrote this out to review how transition from counting 8th note triplets to 16th note triplets. Let’s put them at maximum at 50 beats per minute and count this out loud. [Demonstration] Now for exercise 3, I’ve written out 4 measures that combines all the different note variables that we’ve covered in this video lessons series. You’ll find quarter notes, 8th notes, 8th note triplets, 16th note, and 16th note triplets. Let’s have them at maximum at 50 beats per minute and count this out loud. [Demonstration] And there you have it that is how 16tth note triplets put in the mix.