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Metal Riffing with 16th Note Triplets - Half the Beat

Sean Conklin 456 lessons

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In the last lesson, we split up multiple beats using different notes. Now, we're going to split up the notes within individual beats...

Check out the first beat in the tab below. You'll see the first half of the beat has three 16th note triplets, then the second half of the beat has an eighth note. By observing this, we can conclude that one 8th note has the same time value as three 16th note triplets.

Also, during the second part of the lesson riff, we'll start using palm muting for the 16th note triplets. Then for the 8th notes, go ahead and do upstrokes on the power chords. Watch my right hand in the video to get the motion down.

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