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    Hey guys! Writing a bar in Triplets in Guitar Pro.
    The Phrase ends in 7! triplets!

    Does an equivalent exist in 8th notes?

    GP counts only in 8ths or 16ths.

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    Unless I'm missing something, Triplet implies three. So one quarter is replaced by 3 eighths, or 3 quarters in place of a half note, etc. In 3/4 time you could have at most 9 eighths - grouped as three groups of 3 triplets. Since triplets appear in multiples of 3, how do you get 7? Maybe, the correct term is tuplet. Not familiar with GP, but any good scoring software (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico, MuseScore) would have no problem placing a tuplet of 7 eights in place of 6 or whatever you want.

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    Thank you for your answer.
    Here's how it works. I guess a 7 tuplet would be
    7 eighths in place of a quarter but i have a musical phrase
    that is comprised of triplets, and that phrase
    is expressed with 7 triplets where it also ends.

    So what would be the time signature in this odd
    ending?

    Also in a 4/4 or 3/4 measure comprised of triplets
    a phrase might end in the fifth triplet making the whole
    not adhering to a strong note in the beginning of a
    triplet or the start of a melody strictly in that, so we end up
    one 8th triplet short or longer because the melody is expressed
    in odd numbers.

    GP does have tuplet subdivisions.

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    Assuming each triplet is three eighth notes making up a quarter note, then you have 21 (7 x 3) notes arranged in 7 quarter note beats so you want a mix of 4/4 and 3/4 to get the thing to fit in two bars.

    If you wanted to avoid triplets, then you could write it in eighth notes as a bar of 12/8 and a bar of 9/8 to get your 7 beats and 7 groups of three.
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