# time signatures: what's the difference between 3/8 and 3/4? [duplicate]

I know the differences in the structure of these 2 time signatures, but what are the differences about the auditory perception, aside from the fact that 3/8 may seem faster?

• But 3/8 and 3/4 are both simple times. 6/8 is compound. Commented May 16, 2020 at 13:35
• There is absolutely no difference if you play the first with tempo '1/8 = 120' and the second '1/4 = 120'. Just more ink if you print the piece out. Commented May 16, 2020 at 13:37
• Welcome to the site LeoAn! If your question is about 3/4 compared to 6/8, then please check out this post, this post, and this post. If your question is about 3/4 compared to 3/8, then please remove the word "compound," since 3/4 and 3/8 are both simple times. Commented May 16, 2020 at 16:11
• Thanks a lot for the replies. Is 3/8 not the compound of 1/4 (ie 3/8 = 1/4 x 3/2) as well as, for example, 6/8 is generated by 2/4 (6/8 = 2/4 x 3/2)? Commented May 16, 2020 at 17:14