I am studying Les Claypool's bass style, and for this, I am making a single gp5 file with some of his most iconic bass riffs to study. So I got them all together and don't need to open a file for each song (and edit all different song files to show only the main riff, which is my focus).
The point is, for the song Fisticuffs, the tab file I have shows this “indication” just after the BPM value of the song, which I translate as the eighth notes of the song being equal to a quarter + an eighth:
But when I try to copy and paste the 4 bars of this riff to my “Primus riffs” compilation gp5 file, this modified value does not apply, and it sounds different to how it should, even though the bars look exactly the same.
So, as you may have guessed, I am not an expert in music theory or notation, and I was wondering:
- What's the correct way to mention this kind of stuff? What is it called?
- Is it permanent for the whole song/tab file duration, or can be switched on/off, like a tempo or time signature change?
- How can you add/edit this kind of stuff in TuxGuitar, Guitar Pro, or MuseScore?