I am writing a piece in 4/4 which has triplets all the way. I insist it is not a "swing" feel, which I know how to notate (writing regular eight notes and adding the Swing decorator), but regular triplets.
My first approach was to write it in 12/8 and use dotted quarters as if they were regular quarters, This gives the exact sound that I need, but I'm not quite happy with this idea of a "dotted beat" (see images below)
My other thought is to use 4/4 notation and use triplets all the way, but I find this notation quite redundant.
What would be perfect would be an indication that 1 quarter = 3 eights, I've seen something similar on some sheets, but I don't know If it's possible (I use Musescore) and above all if it's an "acceptable" notation.
What would you advise me to do?
Here are my 2 attempts :