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Tripping !
Triplets in Quick Time
While triplets and beats should be started with down strokes, as a rule, unless tremoloed, it is oc-
casionally necessary to break the rule, as in the following Examples. Each triplet must be slightly
accented, reg-ardless of the stroke.
Unusual Picking'
It is frequently desirable to use the glide, or sliding pick, in order to avoid an awkward position
or movement. For example, if the picking marked under the first measure were used, there would
be an awkward crossing of the strings with the pick which is to be avoided when possible. The
picking marked over the notes requires an up stroke for an occasional accent, but this is not im-
possible, although unusual.
The important thing in using- the coule or g-lide is to see that the finger does not remain on the
lower string after the pick has left it, since this would cause the slurred effect which is the reason
advanced by some Methods for not using- this movement of the pick. However, the slur and the
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