View Full Version : Strings of triplets!

Feb-07-2004, 10:03pm
I'm learning a new version of Fisher's Hornpipe from Comando tab and discovered a string of 6 triplets takes 1 1/2 measures and sounds really cool. Plus at the end of the string, your pick dirrection is still correct. I need more examples of where I can do this! Anyone got some good ones?

Richard Polf
Feb-07-2004, 10:18pm
FYI: This wonderful compositional/improvisational effect is known as "hemiola" and is a rhythmic characteristic of Spanish music. In the Renaissance Period it was known by the Latin word "sesquialtera", in which "sesqui" literally means 1 1/2 (as in "sesquicentennial", or every 150 years).