Shuffle Groove

• Apr 30, 2016 - 20:56

Hello, my name is Kenneth.

I'm just wondering how would I write a shuffle song in 4/4 instead of in 6/8, meaning the song is in 4/4 but has a swing to it?

Also, with the tempo marking, how do I change the quarter note into 8th notes?

Thank You,



I assume you mean you want to write the piece using normal eighth notes but have it playback as a shuffle? If so, use the Swing text from the Text palettle, then right click it (in your score, not in the palette) and use Staff Text Properties / Swing to set the ratio to 66%.

To add symbols like notes to text, press F2 while editing the text - this displays the Special Characters palette.

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