#1
I found the sheet music for Rock this town by The Straycats in one of my giant guitar enclypedia/bible things, and I'm going to try and learn it without playing with the recording, the old school actually read the music thing. Anyways, when it has the notation for swing 8ths above the first measure, do you swing things like quarter notes, and more importantly triplets, or just the 8th notes? Thanks.
#2
Swing 8th notes means play the first eighth note of a pair slightly over its normal note length, and the second one slightly less than its usual length.

EDIT: Sometimes it's notated as two eighths being equal to a triplet quarter and eighth, ie make the second note about half the length of the first. The long note goes on the beat, the short note goes off the beat.
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#4
I guess I asked my question poorly, as I understand that point

. So it does not affect the quarter notes or triplets?
#5
You might want to put a slight swing feel on the quarter notes, but hardly noticeable.
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