I have a piece that uses swing eights feel where I would need to notate straight eights in one passage. I can’t figure out how to force two eights with a beam to have a ‘2’ tuplet notation to indicate straight notes?
As a professional jazz musician and composer, 99% of the time, this is just written as:
Str. 8ths: or Str. 8ths --------------
I use the colon when it lasts awhile and then indicate when it goes back to swing. I just do it with the shft-x text popover. When it’s just a few notes, I use the dashed line. I do that with the line tool and use the properties panel to add the “Str. 8ths” text.
And of course, this won’t help playback, but I don’t really worry a ton about that most of time.
Hope this is helpful.
For playback, you can type “straight” into the tempo popover.