I am starting to teach myself Piano and I have some background in music from school, but I don't remember much. I am working on a new song that has, what I believe to be, a triplet.
From what I understand, triplets that are all the same type of note take up 2 beats instead of 3 (in the case of quarter notes). However, this measure seems to me to only add up to 3 beats and not 4. Do I only play 3 beats for the whole note below it, or is the triplet tied to the whole note on the next line? Or is this not a triplet?
The measure in question has 1 quarter rest followed by 3 quarter notes with what looks like a triplet symbol over it. I notice that it uses a curved line instead of a square bracket though so I'm not sure.