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Old 04-07-2008, 12:48 PM
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6/8 Time


This Always Throws Me For A Loop! Any Tips On How To Play 6/8 Time??
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Re: 6/8 Time


In 6/8 the strong beats in the measure are 1 and 4
As in;
1 2 3 4 5 6
With that in mind you could think of it as 2/4 time, but give it a lilting triplet feel throughout, especially in slow 6/8. Just stress, even just to yourself, the importantness of beats 1 and 4.
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Re: 6/8 Time


I tend to count and think of 6/8 as triplets in 2. It's two busy for me to actually count in 6 when I'm playing (especially at faster tempos).
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Re: 6/8 Time


yup, I either count in 2 or in 3...dpends on the feel of the music.
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