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## Is 3/4 a simple or compound?

3/4 therefore is simple – it could be 1 2 3 1 2 3. 6/8 is compound, as it’s really two counts in one. It can (and often is) counted as 1–2– 1–2–.

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## How can you tell if a song is duple or triple meter?

Meters can be classified by counting the number of beats from one strong beat to the next. For example, if the meter of the music feels like “strong-weak-strong-weak”, it is in duplemeter. “strong-weak-weak-strong-weak-weak” is triple meter, and “strong-weak-weak-weak” is quadruple.

## What is the beat unit of 9 4?

In 9/16, 9/8, and 9/4 meters, there are three beats per measure, and each beat can be divided into threes. We call these COMPOUND TRIPLE meters — COMPOUND because the beats divide into threes, and TRIPLE because there are three beats per measure.

## How do you find the beat unit?

The Preferred method

1. The number of beats per measure (beat unit) is equal to the upper number of the time signature divided by three.
2. The beat unit is equal to the duration of three note values of the lower number.

## How many beats is a triplet?

Each member of a triplet group has an equivalent beat time value equal to . 66 of it’s original value. 1.33 + 1.33 + 1.33 = 4 beats (rounded to the nearest whole number). The first two beats of measure two contains one triplet group of three quarter notes.

## What is a triplet equal to?

A triplet is a rhythm playing three notes in the space of two. That is, three evenly spaced notes in the space of two notes of the same rhythmic value. The most common example is the 8th note triplet. An eighth note triplet rhythm is 3 notes played in the space of 2 eighth notes.

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## Is a triplet one beat?

It’s a portion of musical time that’s been split rhythmically into three equal parts. A triplet is identified by a small ” 3″ above or below its note beam, bracket, or slur. Triplets occur on each quarter-note beat. Two groups of triplets fit in one measure of 4/4 time.