Swing 8th notes
All 8th note combinations are played like a quarter note/8th note triplet combination.
The “Swing 8th Note” also applies to tied 8th note syncopations like this:
and syncopation notated like this:
ALSO, When you see this rhythm:
It might be easier to think of it like this:
They Are The Same!!
Measure #5: “3X” - means to play the repeated section (measure 5 - 20) 3 times
DOTTED SLUR OR TIE
Sometimes in vocal music with several verses and the same music there may be fewer or more syllables or words in the same place in the music. So the dotted tie or slur shows the vocalist where to make the notes longer to fit the words. Like in measure #13..