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Triplet-feel playback on 16th notes

Postby MisterMusicarta » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:24 pm

Hi there!
I often use a Measure Expression graphic symbol to force 'swing quavers'/triplet-feel.
Now, however, I want my 'swing quavers' to be 'swing semiquavers' - three in a quaver slot.
Does anybody know how to do that? Where you can get the right graphic measure expression?
Thanks in advance!
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Postby Peter Thomsen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:42 pm

1) To get the symbol for Swing 16ths, use the Expression Tool.
Find the expression for Swing 8ths, duplicate it, and edit the duplicate to show Swing 16ths.


2) Playback is a different problem.
As a quick solution, define the time signature as beats in 8ths:
- instead of 4/4, use 8/8 (you can still use 4/4 for display),
- instead of 3/4, use 6/8 (you can still use 3/4 for display)

However, this “quick solution” has a drawback in case you use Slash Notation, since each slash will be an 8th beat.
Instead, leave the time signature as it is (4/4 or 3/4), and use the Tempo Tool (or the MIDI Tool) to create the {Swing 16ths} playback.
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