Swinging 8ths in Musescore

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  1. eventomte

    eventomte New Friend

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    Hello,

    I am trying to write down some of my band's compositions in a format that is intelligible to others.

    I use Musescore for Linux, which is a great little program -- easy to use, and with many possibilities. However, I am for some reason unable to find a practical way of adding a symbol for swinging 8ths at the beginning of the tune -- you, know, this:
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    Are there anyone with experience using Musescore who knows how to do this?
     

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  2. eventomte

    eventomte New Friend

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    Right after posting, I sort of found a solution: I simply dragged and dropped the image above into the score. Funny; I have spent a couple of days thinking about this, and this suddenly occurred to me now.
     
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Most of the music I have which should be swung has only 8th notes and it is up to me to interpret.
     
  4. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Ditto that. Some scores have a notation above the phrase, "Swingin' Eights".
     
  5. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    I have seen the notation the OP is referring to in some music.
     
  6. eventomte

    eventomte New Friend

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    I see it all the time, but I guess it's not really needed. The notes are intended to be understood by people who are not necessarily jazz musicians.
     
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