Triple Subdivision

• These exercises train you to execute precise TRIPLE SUBDIVISION.
This means you divide each beat equally into three parts.
• In music notation, it is the same as dividing a quarter note into three 8th-note triplets, or a dotted quarter note into three 8th notes.
• Do the exercises at the faster tempos first. They become progressively more difficult at the slower tempos.
• In addition to precisely subdividing the beat, try to make the metronome vanish. Be sure the volume is not too loud.
• Each tempo is available with a square, kick drum, or claves click sound. Choose the one you can most easily make vanish.

  1. Triple Subdivision: 84 BPM. 6/8 meter, Square Click

    1.The metronome will begin clicking (eighth notes) with a background beat of dotted quarter notes.
    2.Tap on or play along with each of the faster eighth-note clicks.
    3. After a few measures of introduction, the metronome will change its click (to dotted quarter notes). BUT YOU WILL KEEP TAPPING OR PLAYING THE FASTER EIGHTH NOTES.
    4. Or, you can subdivide in your head and tap or play only the metronome clicks (dotted quarter notes) and try to make each click vanish.
    5. When your taps are precisely in the pocket, the metronome clicks will vanish. Be sure the volume is not too loud.

    *This same exercise is available below with other clicks. Choose the one you can most easily make vanish.

  2. Triple Subdivision: 84 BPM. 6/8 Meter,Kick Drum

    Same as above but with Kick Drum click.

  3. Triple Subdivision: 84 BPM. 6/8 meter, Claves

    Same as above but with Claves click.

    For some guitarists, this click is easier to make vanish, especially if you play the high C# on the 1st string at the 9th fret.

  4. Triple Subdivision: 72 BPM. 6/8 meter, Square Click

    1.The metronome will begin clicking (eighth notes) with a background beat of dotted quarter notes.
    2.Tap on or play along with each of the faster eighth-note clicks.
    3. After a few measures of introduction, the metronome will change its click (to dotted quarter notes). BUT YOU WILL KEEP TAPPING OR PLAYING THE FASTER EIGHTH NOTES.
    4. Or, you can subdivide in your head and tap or play only the metronome clicks (dotted quarter notes) and try to make each click vanish.
    5. When your taps are precisely in the pocket, the metronome clicks will vanish. Be sure the volume is not too loud.

    *This same exercise is available below with other clicks. Choose the one you can most easily make vanish.

  5. Triple Subdivision: 72 BPM. 6/8 Meter, Kick Drum

    Same as above but with Kick Drum click.

  6. Triple Subdivision: 72 BPM. 6/8 meter, Claves

    Same as above but with Claves click.

    For some guitarists, this click is easier to make vanish, especially if you play the high C# on the 1st string at the 9th fret.

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