Complicated Modulation

• Oct 20, 2020 - 13:19

How do you make more complicated modulations? The inputs are all "half note = quarter" but I need "2 connected eight notes = triplet (one quarter one eighth)" I was looking up how other people created "Like it's Christmas" by the Jonas Brothers and that's the only way I've seen anyone do it.

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Possibly you are using the wrong word. Here is the meaning of "Modulation" wrt music:

Do you want to write even eigth-notes and have them played like triplets? Use the "Swing" settings in MuseScore.

Do you just want to add the information to a human performer that even eigth-notes should be played as triplets, I understand that the best proposal is to do an image and insert. THere are several forum posts that describe this.

In reply to by AndreasKågedal

FWIW, the term "metric modulation" is also a thing, and it does use a notation like this, it's basically what thee "quarter = dotted quarter" is doing. But, it doesn't apply to this sort of "swing" notation. It's meant more for cases where you go from 4/4 to 3/4 or vice versa but keep the measure length the same - kind of a trendy trick in the jazz improvisation world.

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