Watch the Allman's Triplets - 1 online guitar lesson by Will Sophie from 50 Southern Rock Licks You MUST Know
A typical Allman Brothers trademark is the use of triplets in a song. They will use these triplet based guitar riffs in a shuffle rhythm, but also in a straight 4/4 song. These patterns can function as an introduction to a different musical part in the song, for instance another chord. Sometimes played as a single guitar line or played as a harmonized part. On their first album, the Allman Brothers opening song is an instrumental called: 'Don't want you no more'. This one features their typical guitar applied triplets, on which this little piece in A minor is based. Lick nr 1. focuses on the main guitar line triplets.