Get your sheet music for In My Room and follow along…
- the different time signatures
- different keys relative to which saxophone you play
- how to play 8th note triplets
- how to play half note triplets
The techniques and main points of this In My Room tutorial video are things that apply to just about all the music you play.
If you haven’t done so already, download your sheet music and backing track for In My Room from the link on the info and purchase page here: https://www.howtoplaysaxophone.org/in-my-room-saxophone-music-backing-track/ (You can also listen to the video here as well).
Compound Time vs Common Time
knowing about common time and compound time is very important when approaching this song.
The Relationship Between Concert Pitch and Your Saxophone’s pitch (key *hint – it’s easy to figure out)
Saxophones are a transposing instrument, This means we play in a different key than other instruments. Learn the simple way to figure out the key for your type of saxophone.
We take a look at playing the 8th note triplet and the half note triplet.
I understand why the guitar intro triplets are “eight note triplets”, since they are denoted with eight notes.
But why are the melody triplets “half-note triplets” when they are denoted with quarter notes?
If it is because they take up a half-note’s span, don’t the eight-note triplets take up a quarter-note’s span?
Sorry if it is a dumb question, but it is confusing.
yes good question Barry, I have wondered that myself….
I believe it’s because of the 3 over 1 idea, rather than relating it to the actual name of the triplet, IE: 8th, half note etc.
all triplets must be played in a ratio which is compound time; 3 notes played over 1 beat (8th notes), or 3 notes played over 2 beats (quarter notes)
this is the way it must be to be mathematically and so rythmically correct.