#### BigMartin

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I realise this is more of an academic than a practical question (I just wish I could play accurately enough for the answer to make a difference!), but I would like to know what I'm aiming for at least in principle. Also, I used to be a mathematician, and my mind just runs this way.

Suppose we're playing a piece with a "swing" rhythm, and we're interpreting quavers as a triplet figure, so we subdivide crotchets in a 2:1 ratio. How do we play semiquavers?

a) Divide each quaver evenly, so a crotchet becomes 2:2:1:1

b) Divide each quaver into another triplet, so we get 4:2:2:1

c) Make the ratio of each note to the next be constant while keeping the 3rd semi in the same place that the second quaver was (hope that makes sense). I think this one involves solving a cubic equation which I have no intention of doing (even I'm not that sad).

d) None of the above.

Any suggestions (apart from "you should get out more")?

Cheers

Martin