Swing Timing

    8th note pairs normally play with equal timing for both 8th notes, so a series of 8th note pairs will sound like: dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum

    With swing timing some of the time from one of the 8th notes is shifted to the other 8th note, so with the default timing ( 66 : 33 ) the same sequence of 8th notes will sound like: dum-da-dum-da-dum-da

    MusEdit can play music back with swing timing in all staff lines.  The symbols for indicating swing timing can be found on the main symbols toolbox:

or the "Other Symbols" toolbox:


    The swing timing symbols can be entered into either a Rhythm line or in a staff line.  

    If they are entered into a rhythm line the enter the first symbol, hit "=", then enter the second symbol, followed by an expression such as (55:45) to adjust the amount of swing.  All staff lines following the rhythm line with the swing notation will be affected.

    If they are entered into a staff line, enter the first symbol, then Staff Text with nothing but "=", then the second symbol, then the optional swing adjustment, such as (55:45) entered as Staff Text.  All music following the entry point will be affected.

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