Tuplets & Triplets

In order to notate rhythms that would otherwise be impossible according to the time signature, any beat can be broken up into groupings called Tuplets.

Triplets and Tuplets

Even numbered tuplets are usually used with odd-numbered time signatures and vise versa.

Let's take a look at all the different tuplet groupings.


any guitar beat can be broken up into groupings called Tuplets

The Triplet

By far, the most popular tuplet is the Triplet.

A triplet is a group of three notes that is fit into the space of two notes.

There are half note triplets, quarter note triplets, eighth note triplets and sixteenth note triplets.
Triplets are the most common tuplets, here you see all possible combinations