So far we have only divided each beat into two or four equal parts. However, it is also possible to divide the bar into three equal parts using triplets. Triplets are notated by writing the number 3 above the group of notes that will form the triplet. Notice how, as in the second example, we can connect two of the eighth notes that are part of the triplet, creating a quarter note within the triplet:

Develop your music reading skills with the Rhythmic Dictation exercise.

Translated by Dan Román, revised by Sue Talley.

Search   •    Write to us

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
José Rodríguez Alvira.