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posted: 5/16/2005 at 9:37:54 AM ET
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unlike most people here im sure, i've just stumbled across this site in the hope of finding some answers. i've read the tutorials and logical it makes sense but trying to work out what a piece or even just a beat is played in 4/4 6/8 ect is beyond me. i just cant work out how to count it in. im starting to drum and figure this counting must be important to a drummer so if i am ever to get good i need some help. pls any tips or sugestion would be greatly appreciated!!! greatly appreciated!!! piece out Greg

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posted: 5/16/2005 at 6:56:15 PM ET
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Did you try teoria.com ? It's very helpful with time signiatures

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posted: 5/19/2005 at 12:52:14 AM ET
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I don't know if you know what 8 notes and 16, whole, and quarter notes are yet, but I assume you do. This topic confused me too until ninth grade , but when it says 6/8, you count it in the length of an eighth note, and have 6 beats of the 8 notes. That might be confusing, but everything like allegretto and moderato markings factor into the counting, but, let me see if I can make this understandable,.... You might say "Well, if it is counted in 8 notes, then how can I play the 16 notes and quarter notes in the measure?" It may be counted in 8 notes, but all you have to do is fit the notes in, or, count the other notes as you already do, and play them within the 8 notes. Umm, I don't know if this has been any help, but I hope it helps you a little bit.

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