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ChristopherSchlegel
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02/04/2010 1:46 pm
Originally Posted by: kjproMakes perfect sense. Thanks much. How about using triplets?

It's always the same principle. You have to match the number of notes with the rhythmic phrasing you desire.

Two examples for triplets. Play each note 3 times in order to make the number of notes line up against the eighth notes triplet rhythm.

1. G major scale - one octave
2. Three notes at a time.
3. Ascending.
4. Eighth note triplets.
5. 4/4 time.

g-g-g-a-a-a-b-b-b-c-c-c-d-d-d-e-e-e-f#f#f#g-g-g
1-&-a-2-&-a-3-&-a-4-&-a-1-&-a-2-&-a-3-&-a-4-&-a

Play each note 1 time, this makes 8 notes. So, play the F# again at the end to make a total of 9 notes. Now make the time signature to 3/4. So the notes will match the rhythm.

1. G major scale - one octave
2. One note at a time.
3. Ascending & descending.
4. Eighth note triplets.
5. 3/4 time.

g-a-b-c-d-e-f#g-f#
1-&-a-2-&-a-3-&-a-

You can apply the principle in virtually unlimited ways. Give it a try. :)
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