I'm trying to write out a bar which is in 4/4, and has five crotchet triplets, the last one staccato, followed by a pushed quaver into the next bar (A quaver tied to the next crotchet in the next bar). What's the simplest way to do it as far as reading it is concerned?
You're talking about something more or less like this, I presume:
Bear in mind that the dotted quaver in the triplet is exactly equal to the meter's quaver. Depending on how short your staccato is, it will sound pretty much like Matt L.'s example. If you don't play the fifth triplet crochet staccato, though, you will still have a distinct break before the pushed quaver.
Do you by any chance mean quintuplets or in other words 5 in the time of four?
Triplets mean specifically three in the time of two.
Just for your reference talking about a certain number of notes in the time of something else the nomenclature is...
- Duplet (Two in the time of three
- Triplet (Three in the time of two)
- Quadruplet (Four in the time of two or three.)
- Quintuplet (Five in the time of four)
- Sextuplet (Six in the time of four or three.)
- Septuplet (Seven in the time of four or six.)
- Octuplet (Eight in the time of six or four.)
If I'm understanding properly, I would suggest having the second set of triplets written as eighth/quaver triplets. So the first three notes would be quarter/crochet triplets, with the following two notes being spelled out with either two triplet quavers tied and the third (the staccato note) being un-tied, or a crochet and a quaver with the tuplet bracket, which should spell out the rhythm properly. At that point, I would just place a quaver rest and your quaver that will tie to the following measures first note.