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Beginner crotchets that are linked

allansto

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Im playing moondance right
no time signature is marked but I think its 4/4
in the 16th bar there are 6 crochets linked together in two groups of three by a 3 above them and a bracket across them.
First ....how do I count this and
Second .... how do I play it.
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Allansto
 

ArtyLady

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They are triplets - just play each of the linked 3 crotchets in the time you would normally play 2 crotchets - the first of each triplet starting on the beat, hope that helps :thumb:
 

allansto

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thanks Artyone
sort of like kenobe one isn't it........... sorry if youre not a starwars fan. ......humour ha ha

ok so if im counting 1&2&3&4& to a four beat bar
how would I say it or count it for the six notes?????
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Al
 

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Colin the Bear

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I like to think of it as switching to 6 8 for a bar or phrase or two. So switch from counting 1 2 3 4 to 1 2 3 3 2 3. Keeping the same down beat tempo. Once you,ve got the feel of it, stop counting and just play it.


Playing three against four is quite a headache at first but once the penny drops it's simple. Lots of accomplished players struggle with it. It throws a lot of drummers when you want to switch playing a melody from 44 to 68 but keep the same tempo.
 

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I always used and taught 1 la li 2 la li 3 la li 4 la li etc. For 6 note groups it goes to 1 tah la tah li tah, 2 tah la tah li tah.

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