Rhythm

Rhythm

Compound meters have a dotted note as the primary counting unit. 

  • Compound duple meter (6/8) has two primary beats, each divided into three smaller beats.
  • Compound triple meter (9/8) has three primary beats, each divided into three smaller beats.
  • Compound quadruple meter (12/8) has four primary beats, each divided into three smaller beats.
Tips!  • Stems up = R.H.; Stems down = L.H.     • Play along with the audio tracks below.
 
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