Here are some kickstart tracks for you to use to practice strumming or single note playing in triplet feel. Try playing any scales, pentatonics, arpeggios or sequences that you know using these tracks.
This is the rhythm that these first tracks use:
And here are the kickstart tracks at different speeds:
These kickstarts now use this different 6/8 rhythm:
Want to do more with this material? Try these training activities:
- Understand the concept of triplets.
- Go through the rhythms attached with muted picking or strumming or clapping to get the rhythms in your head.
- Find a triplet feel song and apply one of the patterns as a strumming pattern. Leonard Cohen has many triplet feel songs and there are plenty of others.
- Could you devise a right hand picking pattern in triplet time? This means a repeating picking pattern across different strings, so that you change chords but keep the right hand the same.
- Play the riffs that are written in triplet time.
- Play up a pentatonic using a triplet rhythm.
- Play up and down two pentatonics using a triplet rhythm.
- Create two 3-8 note phrases using pentatonics that have a triplet rhythm.
- Play these in A minor.
- Play these over a Blues backing.
- Integrate these with any other phrases or licks you know.
- Move them to a different key!
- Congratulate yourself on composing with rhythm!