#1
I've looked at the FAQ but it didn't really answer my question, so here goes...

I'm trying to play this slow blues lick, and it's in 12/8 timing, but i'm unsure how to count the timing
So what's the best way to count 12/8 timing?
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#2
ONE two three FOUR five six ONE two three FOUR five six


The Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" is in 12/8. Listen to it and it may help you.
#3
Like in 3/4, but with a lot more counts in one bar.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
#4
  1     2     3     4       1     2     3     4
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|


When you do solo in 12/8 by eights, you can't do it wrong.
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#5
It's better to group 12/8 time in 4 groups of triplets.

1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 || 1 2 3...
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#6
sTx, I find that's the best way too. I do that with all compound and complex time signatures - break them into the fundamental groups of two and three.

Chances are you're slow blues lick has a shuffle feel to it.
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#7
Instead of repeating 123, I prefer 123 223 323 423
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#8
like regular 4/4 but with triplets

eg: instead of 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 you do 1 an and 2 an and 3 an and 4 an and
#9
Try this way, the triplet way.

1 + a 2 + a 3 + a 4 + a.
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