Country School: Floyd Cramer Licks: 6-5-3 Triplet Resolved to 5

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This Floyd Cramer pattern sustains “the 1” as the top note as you play a “6-5-3” triplet that resolves to “the 5″…

Here it is applied to the “big 3” chords in an 8-bar form…

This pattern works well as a pickup in a Waltz rhythm. The triplet should be understated and feel unhurried in order to suit the laid back flow of the music.

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