# How do I make an elevenlet over the course of a dotted quarter note?

• Dec 1, 2020 - 07:13

I know it sounds ridiculous but it's what I hear and I'm dictating a piece so it is what it is. Thank you in advance.

Figured it out,

You make each eighth note an elevenlet and have each note take 3 of the spaces. Yay.

Not really, a dotted quarter note consists of 3 eighth notes. A tuplet always has to fit into the entire "vacant" space - in this case a dotted quarter note. So the tuplet is defined as 11 / 3, which gives you 11 eighth notes in place of the original 3 eighth notes.

That is how it wound up this time, but that isn't always the case. For example, if you want to put 10 notes across the space of a single eighth note, you don't put 10/1 in those settings. You put 10/8 because you want it in the space of an eighth note. Yes, I have done it this way.

So if that logic is placed in this scenario, they would consider a dotted quarter note a third note. Either that, or they simply reasoned a dotted quarter note is between a quarter note and a half note, and 3 is in between 2 and 4, and decided to keep things simple for programming purposes even though 1/3 is not directly between 1/4 and 1/2

The limitations will leave someday. Thank you again for your help.

> "For example, if you want to put 10 notes across the space of a single eighth note, you don't put 10/1 in those settings. You put 10/8 because you want it in the space of an eighth note. Yes, I have done it this way."
No, you don't

A tuplet ratio is always defined as "how many things to fit of the type that would normally fit this many times into the selected duration".

Start from a 1/4th note a ratio of:
* 3/2 will give you 3 notes of the thing that'd otherwise fit 2 times in there (so 3 1/8ths)
* 3/4 will give you 3 notes of the thing that'd otherwise fit 4 times in there (so 3 1/16ths)
* 10/8 will give you 10 notes of the thing that'd otherwise fit 8 times in there (so 10 1/32ths)

@jeetee That's interesting. But why does it matter what type of notes are within the tuplet when the number above dictates the tempo of the notes? I've made a twelvlet over a half note where each note looks like a quarter note but sounds more like a sixteenth note. I thought the only reaseon "other" exists is because there are only 9 numbered buttons on the keyboard with value.