#1
How would you guys count semiquavers and higher subdivisions in a compound meter?
Currently I just count |1 & a 2 & a 3 & a etc... quavers and approximate higher subdivisions
#2
for:

time 6/8/clef treble / c8 c16 c16 c8 c8 c8 c8

'1 coffee tea 2 and a.'


time 6/8/clef treble / c8 c32 c32 c16 c8 c8 c8 c8

'1 pickle cheese tea 2 and a.'

so the pulse is 1 rest rest 2 rest rest
6 quavers are 1 and a 2 and a.
two 16ths are coffee
two 32nds followed by a 16th is pickle cheese,
if the 16th comes 1st then cheese pickle.
four 32nds are caterpiller
quintuplets are hippopotamus
sextuplets are widdly diddly
7 over four is chubby hippotamus

#3
It's the same principle as with simple meter.

If you are in 6/8, counting Quavers like this:

1 & a 2 & a


then semiquavers are twice the speed/half the duration (however you want to look at it):

1 e & a & a 2 e & a & a

Try tapping quavers with your right hand at a medium tempo, if you then tap your left hand in between those taps to double the feel, you have semiquavers.
#4
Quote by Matt.Guitar
It's the same principle as with simple meter.

If you are in 6/8, counting Quavers like this:

1 & a 2 & a


then semiquavers are twice the speed/half the duration (however you want to look at it):

1 e & a & a 2 e & a & a

Try tapping quavers with your right hand at a medium tempo, if you then tap your left hand in between those taps to double the feel, you have semiquavers.


Thanks, much appreciated.