Exercise 1: Clapping quavers in 3/4 and 6/8 time

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3/4 (simple) and 6/8 (compound) time signatures both have six quavers in a bar, but they sound very different because 3/4 has three main beats per bar and 6/8 has two main beats per bar. To feel the difference between 3/4 and 6/8, clap a steady quaver beat while counting the quaver pulse out loud (1-2-3-4-5-6), emphasizing the main beats for each time signature as described on page 106 of Violinworks Book 1. For sheet music, piano accompaniments, a CD of performance tracks and many more exercises and pieces, please order a copy of Violinworks here.