What's the difference between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

The Difference Between 3/4 & 6/8 Time (with examples)

The difference between 3/4 and 6/8 is in the number of beats per bar and in their accents (the strong beats). In 3/4, we get three quarter note beats (out of which the first one is the strongest). In 6/8, we get two dotted quarter note beats (out of which the first one is the strongest).

How to Write Music Ep. 1: Tone Painting

Tone painting is the technique of shaping vocal music according to the meaning of the words. For example, we’d write a melody that goes up on words such as ‘rising’, ‘uphill’ and ‘climbing’ or have the music go really quiet on words such as ‘soft’, ‘peaceful’ and ‘calm’.

Monthly Music Composition Challenge - August 2018

August Composition Challenge: “Young Violins”

Welcome to a new music composition challenge – we’ve got an exciting one in store! For this month’s challenge, we’re partnering up with Crescendo Phoenixville, which in their own words is “a community music organization that provides high-quality music education to children who might otherwise not receive it.” (Check out their website here).  The program is run …

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