Rudiment

Siftyzod

Member
Hey there
i have been playing drums a while and have decided to expand a bit by starting to do rudiments
my question is i can play good 8th note triplets but then was informed there is 16th triplets
can someone please explain to me the difference between the 2 and possibly if they are counted different how they are counted...
thanks
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
8th note triplet = 3 notes per quarter note.
16th note triplet = 6 notes per quarter note . Also known as a sextuplet.

There are various ways to count a triplet. Commonly they can be counted as 1 trip-let, 2 trip-let, 3 tip-let, 4 trip-let.....or 1 and ah, 2 and ah, 3 and ah, 4 and ah.

There are also various ways to count a sextuplet. I use 1 trip-let and trip-let, 2 trip-let and trip-let etc. I'm sure others will chime in with variations.
 

Siftyzod

Member
8th note triplet = 3 notes per quarter note.
16th note triplet = 6 notes per quarter note . Also known as a sextuplet.

There are various ways to count a triplet. Commonly they can be counted as 1 trip-let, 2 trip-let, 3 tip-let, 4 trip-let.....or 1 and ah, 2 and ah, 3 and ah, 4 and ah.

There are also various ways to count a sextuplet. I use 1 trip-let and trip-let, 2 trip-let and trip-let etc. I'm sure others will chime in with variations.

ok so really there is no difference between the triplets? someone who has no knowledge could tell any difference between them? im quite confused between the difference...i mean i can play triplets pretty fast as it is...will i benefit from playing 16th note triplets or are thye just more of a practice thing?
cause i have never heard of them before i dont really know their purpose or who they fit into to anything...i looked on youtube and they sound like regular triplets accent on every 3rd not? please correct me if im wrong..
 

Mighty_Joker

Silver Member
The difference is in how they relate to the beat.

Here is a crotchet (quarter note) beat:

1 2 3 4

8th note triplets fit in three notes per beat:

1 trip-let 2 trip-let 3 trip-let 4 trip-let

16th note triplets fit in 6 notes per beat, double the the 8th:

1 trip-let & trip-let 2 trip-let & trip-let 3 trip-let & trip-let 4 trip-let & trip-let

The tempo and beat remains the same, the subdivisions are different.

If you take both in isolation, they would sound the same. However, insert the tempo and the beat, and the 16th note triplet is twice as fast, with twice as many notes fit into the same space, as the 8th note triplet. It's all about subdivisions.
 

Siftyzod

Member
The difference is in how they relate to the beat.

Here is a crotchet (quarter note) beat:

1 2 3 4

8th note triplets fit in three notes per beat:

1 trip-let 2 trip-let 3 trip-let 4 trip-let

16th note triplets fit in 6 notes per beat, double the the 8th:

1 trip-let & trip-let 2 trip-let & trip-let 3 trip-let & trip-let 4 trip-let & trip-let

The tempo and beat remains the same, the subdivisions are different.

If you take both in isolation, they would sound the same. However, insert the tempo and the beat, and the 16th note triplet is twice as fast, with twice as many notes fit into the same space, as the 8th note triplet. It's all about subdivisions.

hahahah confusing ok i think this is time to contact a drum tutor and get these nailed cause i guess its hard to write it out...thanks ppl great responses :)
 

Anton R

Junior Member
Hi there,

the difference between those is that 16 note triplets are twice as fast.
1 Quarter note you get: 3 hits ( 8th note triplets) or 6 hits ( 16th note triplets).

See the image for better explain, hope this helped you!

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Keep drumming!!


Hey there
i have been playing drums a while and have decided to expand a bit by starting to do rudiments
my question is i can play good 8th note triplets but then was informed there is 16th triplets
can someone please explain to me the difference between the 2 and possibly if they are counted different how they are counted...
thanks
 
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