Nine Over Two
Part 1: Accenting the Quarter-Note Triplet
by Bill Bachman
Avoid blurring the transitions from one subdivision to the next, and play the patterns as precisely as possible with a metronome. The first example outlines the quarter-note triplet within each nine-note grouping.
The next three variations accent one partial of each quarter-note triplet within the nine-note groupings.
Finally, we’ll accent two out of three triplets within the quarter-note triplet of each nine-note grouping.
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