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9.Tu3/8 Time


We can apply the 'alternative notation' principle to all other time signatures. Here are some familiar 3/4 rhythms repeated in 3/8 time The two lines are counted and sound the same.

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Notice that, in 3/8, an eighth-note/quaver lasts for one beat, so a quarter-note/crotchet will last for 2 and a dotted quarter-note/crotchet will last for 3.
The patterns above are very common. As with earlier rhythms, learn to identify them as long-short-long rhythmic shapes, start your inner metronome and let them fill out the bars . . . . .

Sheebeg & Sheemore

The beautiful tune below is Sheebeg & Sheemore by Turlough O Carolan. People play it at all sorts of tempos, so when you've worked out how it goes, decide for yourself how fast it should be. Work out the first 8 bars carefully and the rest should play itself . . .

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Check the beginning / kick start?

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An eight-bar rhythm to notate - write it once in 3/4 and then again in 3/8. Two bars in . .

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If you didn't get that right, work out why before you move on.