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# What note is a triplet?

## What note is a triplet?

In music theory, a triplet is a three-note pattern that fills the duration of a typical two-note pattern. Each note in a triplet has equal rhythmic value.

## What does the 3 over notes mean?

A triplet is written by putting a “3” over the top of the notes to show that 3 notes should fit in where there would normally only be 2. So in this example the “3” over the top of the crotchets means that 3 crotchets adds up to 2 beats instead of 3.

How is a triplet written?

We write a triplet by adding a number three above or below the notes that it applies to. Sometimes you’ll see a bracket over the notes as shown below. This just is showing which notes are in the triplet. You might also see it written with a curved line that looks like a slur instead of a bracket.

### Is a triplet one beat?

A triplet—a type of “tuplet”—is a group of three notes played inside another note-length. It’s a portion of musical time that’s been split rhythmically into three equal parts. A triplet is identified by a small ” 3″ above or below its note beam, bracket, or slur. Triplets occur on each quarter-note beat.

### What is a triplet in maths?

Pythagorean triples are a2+b2 = c2 where a, b and c are the three positive integers. These triples are represented as (a,b,c). Here, a is the perpendicular, b is the base and c is the hypotenuse of the right-angled triangle. The most known and smallest triplets are (3,4,5).

What is a triplet in 4 4 time?

In 4/4 time, for example, a crotchet (quarter note) is worth two quavers (8ths), or three triplet quavers. This means you can make a triplet out of other note values, as long as they also add up to three quavers overall. Here are some different ways one crotchet beat can be split into triplets with different rhythms.

## How do you explain triplets in music?

A triplet—a type of “tuplet”—is a group of three notes played inside another note-length. It’s a portion of musical time that’s been split rhythmically into three equal parts. A triplet is identified by a small ” 3″ above or below its note beam, bracket, or slur.