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In compound time signatures (e.g. 6/8) the beat and metronome tempo is usually set to a dotted quarter note (3 eighth notes group per beat).




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There are some of us in the guitar playing community who just enjoy a strum every now and again (who doesn’t?) and then others who like to put a more formal...
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