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How to make jazz play more natural? (Beginner and Professional versions)

In jazz, it is common to play a series of 8th notes by delaying slightly each off-beat note. It gives the effect of a triplet made of a quarter note and an 8th note. To create this effect, you can of course encode the notes in triplets, but you can also use the "Swing" function. Here is how to do it:

  • Write your notes as 8th notes

  • Select the measures where you want to put the swing effect

  • In the "Edit" menu, select the "Data modification" item...

  • In the left part, click the "Swing" choice [-100 to +100 %]

  • In the right part, click the "Fix the value to" choice and fill in the text box for example with value 100

  • Click on OK

Listen to the result and you will hear that the notes are shifted. You can moderate the effect by choosing for example a value of 50. A negative value will produce the reverse effect. A -100 value on two 8th notes will correspond to a triplet made of an 8th note and a quarter note.


   
   
              
 

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