Absolutely, for me the only difference between 3/4 and 6/8 is the feel, mathmatically they are the same, so the 6/8 time signature to me suggests 2 groupings of 3 notes as apposed to 3 groupings of either quarter of 8th notes.It's been a while for me, but I don't think 6/8 necessarily means triplets. There could be 6, 1/8th notes to fill the bar.
A time signature of 6/8 means count 6 eighth notes to each bar. This is also a very often-used time signature. You would count the beat: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and so on…
Now you will wonder why can’t you just reduce 6/8 to 3/4? After all, they add up to the same amount. One reason you might pick one time signature versus the other is how the music is organized.
6/8 is grouped into 2 groups of 3 eighth notes. 3/4 time would be grouped into 3 groups of 2 eighth notes. Depending on the structure of the bassline or song, it may make sense to group it one way instead of the other. So 6/8 feels more like two, while 3/4 feels more like three.
They aren't:That's what got me, because they are exactly the same rhythm, maybe written differently to throw me off?
I meant the final 2 beats of each bar, written differently but the same rhythm.They aren't:
6/8 = 123X56
3/4 = X23
Put the accent on the X and cycle the pattern infinitely. You will get it.
Play the ride on all the notes, put the snare on the X. They feel different.
It's an example of questions they give in an exam, not in the actual examI hate to be pain in the are but "I've been given this as a "potential" question for a college exam". So "Potential" does this mean this is a study question your prof gave you or this is an actual exam question? Tell the truth now. Because if the former it's fine but if later it's cheating-so you're cheating yourself so really try to do it on your own. I was a science educator but music and other fields also represented here and I'm pretty sure all would want you to give it a good show-even if you get it wrong when you learn why you'll never forget the correct answer after all the struggle and effort.
Think of it this way, 6/8 = a triplet feel, counted in 2— dotted quarter note gets the beat, and you'll want to beam the notes in groups of three 8ths. You may need to break up one or more notes and use ties to put that exact rhythm in the correct phrasing. If that's not enough of a hint for you to get it, it means you probably need to go back and do some homework-- maybe the Mitchell Peters beginning snare drum book, or Joel Rothman's Basic Drumming.So I've gathered that 6/8 would mean triplets so would need to group the 2 8th notes with the quarter note to make a triplet.
Then the 16th notes I cant decide to do the same and spread as 3 8th note triplets (making all 6 notes to the bar) or have the 1st 2 as a 16th note triplets and the 3rd an 8th note triplet.
Then the 2nd bar I would have the half note as a quarter note then the same as above for the 2nd grouping of notes.
Yeah that's what I was thinking, maybe I'm over complicating it thinking in 16th note triplets, cheersThink of it this way, 6/8 = a triplet feel, counted in 2— dotted quarter note gets the beat, and you'll want to beam the notes in groups of three 8ths. You may need to break up one or more notes and use ties to put that exact rhythm in the correct phrasing. If that's not enough of a hint for you to get it, it means you probably need to go back and do some homework-- maybe the Mitchell Peters beginning snare drum book, or Joel Rothman's Basic Drumming.