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Bass Guitar Lesson: Understanding the Eighth Note Triplet Rhythm

Watch more How to Play Bass Guitar videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/664-How-to-Play-Bass-Guitar Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to understand the eighth note triplet rhythm in this bass guitar lesson from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. This is how to understand the eighth note triplet rhythm. The eighth note is dividing a quarter note into 2 parts. So, if we have even eighth notes dividing a quarter note, it sounds like this. If the beat is; the beat is the quarter note. 1, 2, 3, 4. Even eighth notes are going to sound like this: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4. If we divide the quarter note into triplets, we get: 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3 or tri-pl-et tri-pl-et tri-pl-et tri-pl-et. So if we're still dividing the quarter note into 2 parts but we're feeling 3, the way we divide it up is that the 1st eighth note gets the 1st 2 parts of the triplet and the last eighth note gets the last part of the triplet. So instead of feeling the music like 1 and 2 and 3 and 4, instead we hear tri-pl-et tri-pl-et tri-pl-et triple. So, we get like this: 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3. So once you have that you can start applying that into bass lines, or anything else you want to play with it. And that's understanding the eighth note triplet rhythm.
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