The 3-4 Pattern

Another common time signature is 3/4.

The top number, as we saw last time, refers to the number of beats in the measure so in 3/4 time, there are 3 beats in each measure. The bottom four is still telling us that a quarter note gets one beat, just as it did in 4/4 time.

The 3/4 song leading pattern is: Down, Out, Up. Normally, the prep beat will go up.