4:5 tuples

• Jan 3, 2021 - 20:28

I want to create 4:5 tuples from a 5/8 (= 1/2 + 1/8) note duration, using the Add - Tuplets - Other, I get the error message saying I need to select a note or rest. Unfortunately, I did not find a way to represent the 5/8 note as a single note, it only gives me the option to display as a tied 1/2 and /18 note. Using the long hand form of tying 5 1/32 notes together and repeating to form the 4 notes gives the rhythm I want but is not very readable.

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Any suggestions?

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In reply to by SoutherlyBuster

The basis of creating these strange tuplets is using a measure rest. Tuplets are designed to turn each selected note or rest into that type of tuplet. This is convenient if you want to fill a 4/4 measure with 3 triplets which is far more common than turning 5 8th notes notes into a single tuplet.

Split the measure to make a full single measure rest out of that duration, then enter the tuplet and re-join the measure.

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