What does a crotchet in 9/8 time turn into when converted into 3/4 time? Also, what does a quaver turn into when converted from 9/8 time to 3/4 time?
Since you are going from compound to simple, the divisions will alter greatly. You are trying to go from 9/8 to 3/4 so you will be trying to fit 3 notes where 2 should go hence you now need to use triplets for your eighth notes like so:
X: 1 M: 9/8 K: Cmaj L: 1/8 GGG GGG GGG|
X: 1 M: 3/4 K: Cmaj L: 1/8 (3 GGG (3 GGG (3 GGG|
Your quarter notes will be the equivalent of two eighth note triplets and a long short pattern (quarter - eighth) would look like this:
X: 1 M: 9/8 K: Cmaj L: 1/8 G2G G2G G2G|
X: 1 M: 3/4 K: Cmaj L: 1/8 (3:2:2 G2G (3:2:2 G2G (3:2:2 G2G |
My Music teacher suggested to + or - triplets and dots. So if you have 3 dotted crotchets (1/4 notes), you take away the dots. In future, if you need to change it the other way round you could start with crotchets (1/4 notes) and add dots.
It's the same with triplets. If you have 3 quavers (1/8 notes), you add triplets. And, once again, if in future you need to change it the other way round, you could start with quavers (1/8 notes) and add triplets.
It's easy once you get the hang of it!