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    Question NOTATION Question!

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    Re: NOTATION Question!

    No, you can write 1/8 1/4 1/8, then the half.

    The important beat division is not between the 1st and second beats. it is between the 2nd and third beats.



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    Re: NOTATION Question!

    Agree with Michel. Additionally (redundantly perhaps) if the 1/8 1/4 1/8 is a recurring pattern throughout the phrase or melody, or in accompanying parts, then that is the notation to go with. Lots of jazz charts use that exact notation.
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    Re: NOTATION Question!

    just don't let the 1/8 - 1/4 - 1/8 motif cross the middle of your 4/4 measure.

    if you find that the rhythmic motif MUST absolutely cross the barrier between 2nd and 3rd beats, then use 1/8 - 1/8_tied_to_1/8 - 1/8 instead of the quarter note.

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    Re: NOTATION Question!

    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy View Post
    just don't let the 1/8 - 1/4 - 1/8 motif cross the middle of your 4/4 measure.

    if you find that the rhythmic motif MUST absolutely cross the barrier between 2nd and 3rd beats, then use 1/8 - 1/8_tied_to_1/8 - 1/8 instead of the quarter note.
    Excellent point!We used to call this "breaking the imaginary bar line".
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