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Applied Strumming 4: Triplets

This is the third in a series of lessons that all tie together, spanning several different skill categories. In this one we’re looking at applying a triplet strum pattern to a jam track which is based off a traditional 12 bar in E. Don’t forget to download a copy of the jam track used in this lesson.

Jam Track
(Right click the links below and save to your computer)

The Rest of the Series:

  1. Quarters and Eighths
  2. Adding 16ths
  3. Dotted 8ths
  4. Triplets

Strumming Patterns for Triplet and Shuffle

Adding some triplet and shuffle patterns to your rhythm is a great way to spice up your guitar playing and break away from more regular and even strumming patterns. It will be important to starting counting these rhythms correctly from the start.