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i dont really hear many songs that are in 3/4 time. the only one that comes to my head is Death of an interior decorator by Death cab. just curious if anyone else can name some.
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It is not a common meter in popular music, thus, you don't hear it much.


Edit: No, 6/4 and 6/8 are not the same as 3/4. You can run a search for "compound meter" if you want to find out why.
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Yeah, 3/4 is waltzes and classical. 6/8 is better, but that's just me.
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6/8 is 3/4 time with all the 8ths in triplets, I know. But they're similar. Some songs I play in band go in 6/8 to 4/4 to 3/4 and 2/4 in one song.
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6/4 means that there are 6 beats in the measure, and a quarter note equals one beat. 6/8 means there are 6 beats but an eith note is equal to one beat.
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6/8 is 3/4 time with all the 8ths in triplets, I know. But they're similar. Some songs I play in band go in 6/8 to 4/4 to 3/4 and 2/4 in one song.
6/8 is not 3/4 with triplets; that is 9/8. 6/8 is the sound where you have 3 notes to a beat.
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I think "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" is 3/4.

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6/4 means that there are 6 beats in the measure, and a quarter note equals one beat. 6/8 means there are 6 beats but an eith note is equal to one beat.

no, that is completly incorrect. there are 2 beats in 6/4 and the dotted half note gets the beat. there are also 2 beats in 6/8 but the dotted quarter note gets the beat. please look up compound time in the search if you want more information.
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no, that is completly incorrect. there are 2 beats in 6/4 and the dotted half note gets the beat. there are also 2 beats in 6/8 but the dotted quarter note gets the beat. please look up compound time in the search if you want more information.


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I think "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" is 3/4.

It's common time with a shuffle. Or 12/8. Depends on how you look at it...
But to actually talk about the thread... 3/4 isn't used much in rock music because it can't have a backbeat, one of the defining characteristics of rock. It is used in prog music a little, or for a special effect in a song. A good example of this would be parts of Mama by My Chemical Romance.
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anyone have a list of every possible compound time possible?
Such a list does not exist. That's like asking for a list of every number possible. I can give you some "common" ones.

6/8 (Triplets in 2/4)
12/8 (Triplets in 4/4)
9/8 (3/4)
15/8 (5/4)
6/4
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6/8 is 3/4 time with all the 8ths in triplets, I know.
Sorry, but this is simply not true. The 3/4 meter is felt in three. The 6/8 meter is felt in two. They're not similar and they're not related. In addition, 3/4 is simple time, 6/8 is compound time. This is foundational knowledge, guys. If you don't understand time signatures, please find a teacher who does and pay whatever they ask to teach you how they work. If you're looking for a free lesson, try this one
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