Counting Triplets

Triplets are a difficult rhythm to grasp at first. Here are a few ways of counting.

4 sets of triplets


4 sets of triplets

A triplet is three notes in one beat:
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You just have to remember that the first note of every triplet is a beat. The Blue numbers in the image are the beats. So in  time, there can be 4 sets of triplets in one Bar.


Triplets : one - la - leeOne easy to count Triplets is to say the words: One - La - Lee In your head as you are playing them. If you want to play the phrase above it would go somewhat like:
One - La - Lee, Two - La - Lee, Three - La - Lee, Four - La-Lee