newbie: how to write 4/4 time with a triplet feel?

• Feb 28, 2020 - 19:10

71 y/o total newbie bass player here also learning to read and write. How do I write 4/4 time with a triplet feel?
I'm counting: 1and uh, 2 and uh, 3 and uh, 4 and uh.
I begin the idea with notes on 4 and uh. (EAB) with the following 1 being an E note.

I can play this complete idea and inventions but I can't puzzle out how to write it. I tried 12/8 thinking that's possibly another way to think of it but can't make the rests resolve.

I use this feel a lot. Thanks for any help you can offer.



Add a swing text to your score (attached to the first note), and play with the setting (starting with the default 60%) until what you hear matches your feeling

12/8 is normally the way to do what I think you are describing. What problem are you having specifically with rests? The ones created automatically might not be created the way you expect, but rests can be entered manually too. If you continue to have trouble, please attach your score and describe in more detail what you are trying to do.

Hi Paul, If you want to convert a note or rests to triplets, just select it and press Ctrl+3, or go to the "Add" menu then "Tuplets" and pick your odd subdivision of choice.

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