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Topic: how do you count 6/8
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Anonymous
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posted: 4/12/2007 at 10:36:08 AM ET
I am so confused, i can count 4/4 time but cant count 6/8. Can any body explain this?

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posted: 4/12/2007 at 10:46:39 AM ET

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I am so confused, i can count 4/4 time but cant count 6/8. Can any body explain this?
i just dont understand why how the counting is set up.

zelda9887
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posted: 4/14/2007 at 1:40:22 AM ET
6/8 time is a compound time signature. This means that the main beat is divided into three equal parts, like a triplet. Baically, each measure is composed of two triplets. If you're still confused, think of it this way: every eighth note gets one count. So, you can count it just like 4/4, except count up to six. For example, you would count a measure in 4/4 like this: 1&2&3&4&. In 6/8, you would count it like this: 1&2&3&4&5&6&. The important thing to remember is that the eighth notes get one full beat. I hope this helps. Good luck! =)

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