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How to choose between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

3/4 indicates three beats to the bar (measure). 6/8 is a compound time signature that indicates two beats to a bar, with each beat subdivided into triplets. Listening to that section on the YouTube ...
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How to choose between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

This piece has several feel and tempo changes as well as some ritards and rubato so the only way to know the intentions of the composer is to find a notated copy or ask them if that is a possibility. ...
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6/8 or 2/4 with triplets?

2/4 with triplets is 6/8!! If you mean the 2nd downbeat (the 2nd beat in 2/4 or the 4th sub-beat in 6/8), then, yes, they will have the same weight – not quite as much emphasis as the actual 1st ...
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6/8 or 2/4 with triplets?

Yes, 2/4 with triplets is precisely equivalent to 6/8. Not sure what you mean by 'second down beat'? There's only one down beat in a bar. But there's no reason to assume the second beat would be ...
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How to choose between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

Strictly speaking, the 6/8 timing needs there to be a tie (on the top line chord) between the two - both of them written as dotted crotchets. So, either way - 3/4 or 6/8, there will need to be a tie ...
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How to choose between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

The final measure of the passage is the determining factor, and it depends on whether the emphasis should be placed on the first and third eighth notes (i.e., beats 2 and 3) or the second eighth note (...
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How to choose between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

tl;dr It's most certainly a ternary rhythm, but, considering the possible overall meter of the piece and the convention for which compound rhythms are normally based on eighths, it's quite possible it ...
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How to choose between 3/4 and 6/8 time?

Both are possible and it would depend on the feel and context. Now, I’ve listened to the section and the section before and to me it sounds like you have the beat wrong. To me it sounds like the ...
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