#1
Basically I'm always stuck when it comes to writing in 12/8 or 4/4 but all in triplets. Is it better to write the music out in 12/8 for example? Or is it more correct to write it in 4/4 but with tuplets so it has 4 beats but in a 12/8 sounding rhythm? Or am I just totally mixed up and it doesn't make a difference really? Help

Edit: Instead of 3rds I meant Triplets. Oops :S.
Last edited by salamander121 at Oct 10, 2008,
#3
triplets are a completely different concept, it would make the bar sound in a form of
1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4

while just normal eighth notes in 12/8 time is pronounced
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6

say these out loud and u will here a big difference
#4
Quote by Martindecorum
triplets are a completely different concept, it would make the bar sound in a form of
1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4

while just normal eighth notes in 12/8 time is pronounced
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6

say these out loud and u will here a big difference


12/8 does go 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a. It's compound time.
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#5
I can kinda see where your coming from but I dunno if I explained very well, what I mean is:

4/4 in Triplets: 1 2 3 - 1 2 3 - 1 2 3 - 1 2 3 (Each 1 is a new beat)


12/8 Normally: 1 2 3 - 4 5 6 - 7 8 9 - 10 11 12

The hyphen separating each group of triplets.
I don't really know how to explain it, I guess I could post up a tab showing what I mean on guitar pro.
#6
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12/8 does go 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a. It's compound time.


but do you agree it makes a complete different feel and notational value of triplets and eight notes is different so it would sound different

Eight note triplet value of .333 to a beat
eight notes regulary has .500

but ill just wait for the guy to post a tab to make sure im not going down the wrong road
#8
but it's compound time. The beat still goes 1 2 3 4 but the melody would go 1 and a 2 and 3 and a 4 and a.
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#9
Quote by Martindecorum
triplets are a completely different concept, it would make the bar sound in a form of
1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4

while just normal eighth notes in 12/8 time is pronounced
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6

say these out loud and u will here a big difference


You're wrong.

12/8 is the same as 4/4 in triplets because its quadruple compound time. You count it as 4.

1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 would be 6/4 or sextuple simple time.
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#10
it might sound the same, but it would be notated different.
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