Trying to write out the first measure to "When I Get Low I Get High", I've read this answer, https://music.stackexchange.com/a/59262/63723, is this the best approach?

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    I agree that this is the best way - as I‘ve learnt it like this! ;) The criteria was: the half or the middle of the bar should be recognizable. Oct 12, 2019 at 17:31

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There's nothing wrong with what's in the picture. All major subdivisions are respected so one can play it at sight. The tied Cs make it clear that there is a note held from beat 2 to beat 3.


As I said in my comment: make the middle of the bar visible.

But ths will be difficult in a 3/8 like this:


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