Is there a generalization for swing which works for non-jazz works
In baroque music (and I assume many types) there is a concept which may be similar to swing from the point of view of software implementation. Here's an example. Take a look at the score shown in the image.
In measures 14 through 17, the oboe has just a bunch of 16th notes. But no oboist would play these all symmetrically. There is an emphasis on the first beat of each measure. Sometimes I like to play the first beat stronger than the following beats, other times I like to stretch the first beat a bit. Either of these effects makes it more obvious to the listener what the time signature is.
Another effect is that when 8th note pairs like shown in measures 19 and again in 21 appear, the musician tries to make the second note of each pair, softer than the first.
Has there been a discussion in the past about whether the swing feature can be used, either in its current state of implementation, or with a software enhancement to emulate these effects? I've made some simple experiments turning on swing, with 55% or 52% swing, and it really sounds awful on baroque music. It doesn't sound swing-y, it just sounds sloppy.
My guess would be that emphasizing certain beats would be common in many types of music.
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