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Play DADGAD - Simon Fox

4(c). Finger Triplet Variations

When used in a tune, the triplet notes will often be preceded by the same note played once, as a kind of platform to launch the triplet. This also makes it easier to play. Here is a simple example:

Exercise 4.6. Finger triplets with platform note

The triplet can be played with a bass note sounding at the same time. This can tangle the right hand a little. The idea is to keep the thumb stroke out of the way of the a-m-i flourish. Figure 2.1 and 2.2 show hand positions where the thumb has plenty of separation from the other fingers.

Combining finger triplets with left-hand ornaments

The next exercise demonstrates how triplets can be combined with left-hand ornaments. Here, the triplet is preceded by a platform note to help prepare the triplet's execution.

Exercise 4.7. Finger triplets and left-hand ornaments

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