16th Note Triplet Subdivision

 

 

Sixteenth note triplet subdivision divides the beat into six equal parts. The counts are named according to their position within the beat.

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The counts for eighth notes and eighth note triplets are contained within sixteenth note triplet subdivision. You should practice feeling and performing eighth notes and eighth note triplets while tapping and/or saying the syllables for sixteenth note triplets.

 
 

Drum Grooves with Sixteenth note triplets


 

Sixteenth note triplet subdivision can be used when writing and playing drum grooves. For these patterns, the hihat plays most if not all of the subdivisions and the kick may have attacks on different parts of the beat.

 
 

The groove above has the hihat playing on all of the sixteenth note subdivisions with the snare on the back beat and the kick on 1, the + of three, and the pl of four.


 
 
 

The groove above has the hihat playing on all of the eighth note subdivisions with the snare on the backbeat and the kick on different sixteenth note triplet counts. To add more interest to the groove, use eighth note subdivision for the hihat and sixteenth note triplet for the kick drum.

 

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