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Practicing in odd time signature

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

  1. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    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


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

    a good online metronome would be:

    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


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


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

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


    Dec 19, 2007
    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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