Beam defaults for a jazz swing score

• Feb 15, 2024 - 07:23

I'm trying to change the default beaming style to give me the pattern in the first two beats as opposed to the default which is as seen in the second two beats.

I've tried the beam settings under the time signature settings but that dose't seem to make a difference.

Thanks for your help.

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Select the time signature and open the time signature properties.
The default setting can be seen here:


Then click on the third and seventh eighth notes to get this:


You can also create a second 4/4 time signature with these settings for the future.

At least this works with MuS 3, which I used to create the images.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I think there is a discussion somewhere on the forum about making beaming cleverer for cases like this where a beamed group has its first note replaced by a rest. There may be a github feature request. If not, there probably should be. It is not just "jazz swing scores" that would benefit from such a feature. I guess a first step would be to identify exactly what cases need to be considered.

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