Notation for syncopated notes?

• Sep 17, 2023 - 01:53

I'm arranging a song with syncopated notes, but I'm not sure which way is better to notate. In option 1 you can see the downbeat but it looks messy to me, and in option 2 it is cleaner but you can't see where the beat is so it might be hard to read. How should I write it?


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Option 2 please :-)
Option 1 would make sense for beats aligned with the time signature, but is unnecessarily cluttered for sub-beats like here.

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