6/8 Time Up and Down
Triplets have a rounded, or galloping feel. Instead of two 8th notes per quarter note, there are three. They can be counted 1-trip-let or 1-la-li or 1-2-3.
In 6/8 time, the true beats are on the 1 and the 4. So, there are really two strong beats per measure. The dotted quarter fills a beat. Two dotted quarters fill a measure.