How to write a jazz beat
I am writing a flute score and can’t work out how to write the beat I want. The score is in 4/4 time, but each beat has within it 3 beats. It counts like 12-3 22-3 32-3 42-3 as though each beat was a triplet, but with the first two notes of the triplet tied to give one note. I tried entering it that way, as a triplet, but when I tried to tie the first two notes it wouldn’t do it. I can see that it looks like what I want sounds like a sequence of 1/4note - 1/8note. However I want each sequence to fit into the time for one quarter-note so that four of them fit in a bar.
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