How to create dotted quaver-semiquaver swing

• Aug 18, 2019 - 11:43

Hi everyone, new to MuseScore from many many years of Sibelius, and I'm trying to create a piece which uses a dotted quaver-semiquaver combo to represent a crotchet-quaver triplet. So, like a swing notation, but with dotted quaver-semiquaver instead of two quavers. Sibelius called this "Shuffle" but it seems like that isn't the technical term for it everywhere so I'm getting nowhere with Googling it.


For me SWING is 66-33 and SHUFFLE is 75-25 so SWING is on a triplet, 3 pulses on a time with first note on 2 pulses and the second note on the third pulse, it's the Swing of the classic Jazz like Sinatra etc,, Gleen Miller. SHUFFLE 75-25 so, on 4 pulses on a time, with 3 for the first and the last for the second . Not on a triplet but on a group of 4 sixteen notes

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I'm going through a book "Improvising Blues Piano" by Tim Richards and trying to make my notes using MuseScore. All the passages that are meant to swing use dotted quavers and semiquaver notation. I own tons of old-time music and most of it uses the same notation. I agree that using this notation is far more intuitive than two quavers. If the world has moved on fine, but it's a shame a simple option is not available, if only for legacy purposes.

In reply to by tykewriter

This isn't what the swing feature is designed for - it's only designed to apply to passages written with eighth notes, as jazz pieces are. There is no specific way to make one rhythm oplay like another other than that. if you need this for whatever reason, you'd need to edit the timings of the notes individually, with the piano roll editor or a plugin.

In reply to by tykewriter

Yes. Links to published examples explaining the notation and preferred interpretation would help prioritize this. I can visualize what you mean but I've never heard of this actually being used. If it's idiosyncratic to one particular edition of one particular work, it's less likely to get implement than if it can be shown to be in more widespread use.

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