From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In music, a swung note or shuffle note is a performance practice, mainly in jazz-influenced music, in which some notes with equal written time values are performed with unequal durations, usually as alternating long and short. It follows similar principles to notes inégales of the Baroque and Classical music eras. A swing or shuffle rhythm is the rhythm produced by playing repeated pairs of notes in this way. Lilting can refer to swinging, but might also indicate syncopation or other subtle ways of interpreting and shaping musical time. A blues shuffle or shuffle pattern is a boogie groove.
- Clave (rhythm) for the rhythms of latin jazz and latin dance
- Notes inégales, a 17th-century French usage of similar meters and notation
- Schaffel music swing and shuffle beats in electronic music
- Swing (genre) for music of the swing era.
- Jig for the swung triplets of celtic music - triplets with a swing feel to them - not to be confused with the swung duplets of "triplet swing".
- Half time shuffle
- Floyd, Samuel A., Jr. (Fall 1991). "Ring Shout! Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and Black Music Inquiry", Black Music Research Journal 11:2, p.265-28. Featuring a socio-musicological description of swing in African American music.
- Rubin, Dave (1996). Art of the Shuffle for guitar, an exploration of shuffle, boogie, and swing rhythms. ISBN 0-7935-4206-5.