#1
I've started using a metronome for my lead work, so I can build up speed and accuracy.
Every lesson I've read about metronomes says play 2, 4, 6 or 8 notes per beat.
However the passage I'm trying to learn has a lot of triplets in it.
So I was wondering.... can you play 3 notes a beat or does it have to be 2 triplets for example?

I know it's a bit of an idiotic question, but any help would be gladly appreciated.
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#2
Of course, you can play any grouping with a metronome.

You can play anything over a metronome, unless it changes tempo, in which case you may need a drum machine program or something
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#3
Yes, you can. You want to only sure the metronome on the downbeats, and you play the notes inbetween.

So, if you were playing 16th notes, it would look like this:

Metronome: x - - - x - - -x - - -x - - -
You: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

So when playing triplets, you would be playing like this:

M:x - - - x - - -x - - - x - - -
Y: 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
#4
thanks a lot

i take it as i get comfortable with one speed, notch it up 5/10bpm?
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#5
Yeah, nudge it up 5 bpm, only when you can play it completely effortlessly and make sure that every note sounds in place and is fretted correctly, I learned that the hard way =/