“Country Dance” (Frederick Noad)
Practice this to a fairly brisk tempo when you know the notes. Notice that in
6/8 time there are two groups of three, so there is a feeling of two as well as
of six. That is why this is known as compound time.
A. There is a slightly challenging jump of the third finger from the low G up
to the F. However, if you repeat this a few times it will take the difficulty out
B. The sign over the G indicates a slight hold beyond the time value. It serves
to show the end of a musical phrase, and is known as a pause sign or fermata.