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It technically lasts the same amount of time.
However 6/8 feels faster than 3/4 because it has twice as many beats in it so more is going on.
whereas 3/4 is felt as 3 groups of 2 quavers.
pretty much as he said.
1 & a 2 & a = 6/8
1 & 2 & 3 & = 3/4
think 3/4 the emphasis is on every beat where as 6/8 it is on the first and fourth beat
It was an iron bar.
snare's on the 4
6/8 is 2 groups of 3 quavers and 3/4 is 3 groups of 2 quavers.
so it's easy to sync them because there is the same number of quavers in each bar.
but the main thing is that they sound and feel very different as in 6/8 the subdivision of the BEAT is 3 and in 3/4 the subdivision of the BAR is 3. what this mean is that they can appear to be the same depending on the speed - but they're actually slightly different because. i've probably not helped.
in 6/8 quaver 1 is most important followed by quaver 4 followed by quavers 2, 3, 5 and 6 equally.
in 3/4 quaver 1 is most important followed by quavers 3 and 5 equally followed by quavers 2, 4 and 6 equally.
clear as mud ?
visually, 6/8 is 6 quavers beamed (grouped) into 2 groups of 3 and 3/4 is 6 quavers beamed into 3 groups of 2. but who cares about notation, right.
is the 6/8 is compound time and 3/4 is simple time.
it's just a case of switching the accents tho.
this is notation of America from West Side Story, it switches constantly between a bar of one then a bar of the other
i love this shit. most other people get a headache from it.
the most enjoyable time signature i've played in was 15/16
its something ive always enjoyed in music and playing guitar but still not quite got my head around it
in that it's ONE-two-three TWO-two-three in 6/8. generally in music you're thinking a "ONE-two-three", equals a "one" in 2/4.
so when you've got the beats per minute bit at the top of a piece of music in 6/8, it'll tell you how many dotted crotchets (ONE-two-three) per minute. in 2/4 or 3/4, it'll tell you how many normal crotchets
Because of that emphasis above you end up with a
BASS DRUM - hi-hat - hi-hat - SNARE DRUM - hi-hat - hi-hat
With a 3/4 rhythm you have BASS DRUMM - snare - snare.