From MusiCAD


A triad or triplet is a music figure (a tuplet) consisting of three notes having a duration of two notes. Three triad notes of 1/8 have a duration of 1/2, so each one thus has 1/6 duration.

An ordinary note is transformed into (shorted with 2/3) a triad note using <F5> and back to an ordinary note using <F6>

A triad may contain rests as in:

triad containing rest

Combinations of durations are allowed within a triad as long as its summed duration is a simple note length.


Triad notes are entered by selecting the base-duration in combination with the triad-button on the button bar

A sextuplet in MusiCAD is regarded as a two clustered triads.


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