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Old 09-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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How do you play triplets

here let me try tabbin' this out poorly:


this lick is played really fast.

because in your brain you're constantly trying to make it so you flick the 16th fret on B, how can you make it so you're not also flicking the 14th fret on the G? it sounds like I'm also pulling off to the open note at the 14th fret. I've tried muting with my left index finger by raising it and it sounds like I'm pulling off to a dead note now lol.

help pls

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Firstly I think you're confused as to what triplets are. I am guessing those are 16th notes, and not any kind of triplet.
You shouldn't really be flicking anything, as that sounds like you are doing it uncontrolled.
The reason why it sounds as if you are pulling off the 14th fret on the G is most likely because you *are* pulling off the 14th.
What you should do is lift your finger enough so that it mutes the note, but not so much so that it's being lifted off the string.
It would be an idea to practice just playing the 14th fret and lifting off your finger every time only just enough to kill the sound from the string, but not more.
When you have that part down, you can add the legato part on the b-string.

Oh and as always... play everything slow enough (to a metronome click) so it sounds perfect, and then repeat that ad infineum.
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