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Practicing in odd time signature

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by pedroims, Nov 1, 2010.


  1. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    I am learning one song where time sig is 6/8, I have two questions:

    a) How to set up the metronome for 6/8 where a dotted quarter note is 78bmp ( I have a boss DB-30 if that matters)

    b) How to count, is it only One and Two and Three and One...?
     
  2. Step

    Step

    Feb 20, 2008
    Maastricht
    setting up a metronome in 6/8 requires a special function on the machine itself.

    a good online metronome would be:
    http://advanced.bestmetronome.com/

    I use this one all the time to practice odd timings.

    counting 6/8 would be like counting "one and two and three and"
    or alternatively just "one two three", depending on if you need the eights.
     
  3. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    thanks for the tip !
     
  4. skwee

    skwee

    Apr 2, 2010
    Minneapolis
    At that tempo, I'd be thinking:

    ONE two three, FOUR five six or ONE and a, TWO and a
     
  5. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    This makes sense and clear, I was counting 1 and 2 and 3 and ...but I was lost with the downbeat.
     

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