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- Thread starter georgeusa
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But it can be counted any way you like.

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1-trip-let/2-trip-let/ 3-trip-let/ 4-trip-let. The same as slow blues.

The numbers are the quarter notes. Counting in 3/4, 6/8, 12/8 and 4/4 all work out mathematically. The song is triplet based, so I wouldn't use 4/4 to count it, because 4/4 is duple based meter. Even though it would work, I don't think it's the best way of counting it which is just my opinion.

but i am still confused about

But it can be counted any way you like.

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what if i count it as

in 4/4.....

then i'm counting triplets anyway in 4/4 time? so i would be able to chart the drum fills?

so what is the different between 6/8 in this case

I count this as 12/8.

1-trip-let/2-trip-let/ 3-trip-let/ 4-trip-let. The same as slow blues.

The numbers are the quarter notes. Counting in 3/4, 6/8, 12/8 and 4/4 all work out mathematically. The song is triplet based, so I wouldn't use 4/4 to count it, because 4/4 is duple based meter, even though it could work.

can't i count the 4/4 as

6/8 is two beats.so what is the different between 6/8 in this case

Four beats- Triplet feel- is 12/8.

There's No pulse difference;

only it's either Notated or Specifically states/written "triplet feel" or... "12/8"

when you're "in" 12/8 a 3/8 or 6/8 measure section can be folded right on in. So..

The Question should be "What is the difference between 12/8 in this case"

And it's been answered: "the Triplet Feel"

6/8 is two beats.

Four beats- Triplet feel- is 12/8.

6/8 is not 2/4 its 3/4 right?

Yes you can count it like that but it's not 4/4 anymore. The fact that you're counting triplets turns it into 12/8. You could just count quarter notes in 4/4...1,2,3,4..but there is still the triplet feel underpinning it all. I'd count the triplets in my head.can't i count the 4/4 asOne-Trip-Let, Two-Trip-Let, Three-Trip-Let, Four-Trip-Let, so it would work that way right?

No.6/8 is not 2/4 its 3/4 right?

3/4 with a Triplet feel is 9/8

2/4 with a Triplet feel is 6/8

4/4 with a Triplet feel is 12/8

5/4 with a Triplet feel is 15/8 ..and a monkeys Uncle : D

Yes you can count it like that but it's not 4/4 anymore. The fact that you're counting triplets turns it into 12/8. You could just count quarter notes in 4/4...1,2,3,4..but there is still the triplet feel underpinning it all. I'd count the triplets in my head.

but who says that counting triplets in 4/4 turns it into 12/8 ?.....i think it remains 4/4

Calling it ‘triplets’ is a bit misleading as it’s not actually triplets, it’s dotted. But you can superimpose 4/4 that way if you want to count it that way. As long as you know it’s not actually 4/4.

Now, you're arguing Correctly....Congrats.but who says that counting triplets in 4/4 turns it into 12/8 ?.....i think it remains 4/4

don't over-complicate it any further.

you'll be fine.

Now, you're arguing Correctly....Congrats.

don't over-complicate it any further.

you'll be fine.

yea i argued sorry about that

i don't know if you were serious or not but anyway yea i need to learn the difference too i will look more into it as you all said thanks!

but who says that counting triplets in 4/4 turns it into 12/8 ?.....i think it remains 4/4

4 beats at 1 triplet (3 partials) per beat = 12 beats. 12/8

A measure of 4/4 is normally counted 1 and 2 and 3 and 4

One way to count a measure of 12/8 is: one-trip-let, 2-triplet, 3-trip-let, 4-trip-let. Big difference. The exact difference between duple and triple meter.

It's not 4/4 if the whole bar consists of triplets, it's 12/8.

Counting in 4/4 does work, but it's not technically 4/4, it's 12/8. You could also count it in 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8. Use what makes sense to you.

6/8 is six beats. The ‘8’ refers to the eighth notes. Same for 9 and same for 12. It’s compound time in groupings of three notes.6/8 2 beats

9/8 3 beats

12/8 4 beats

bear in mind (later on) All three 6/8 9/8 12/8 can be chopped up yet remain in their respective meter ----to give a feel change; but that's down the road for a later lesson

Felt in 2. Was my POINT.6/8 is six beats.

Got it.

He's feeling 4 in 12/8

So I was referring to the feel how it's felt perceived in pop music

Don't need to be told 6/8 is sixbeats lol