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A time signature seems unnecessary for what you're describing, unless "moving a note" would invoke "moving all similar notes" where similar means the same note at the same spot in a measure: the concept of measure would require a time signature. If you don't need that concept then you don't need the associated time signature. For tempo... same thing: do you ...


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You can't really talk about metric modulation without discussing Elliot Carter, a master metric modulator (say that three times fast!) I agree that the passage discussed in the clip is a hemiola, but not for the discussed reasons. Much like a tonal modulation, metric modulations are only considered so if you stay where you're going. For example, if John ...


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If I'm understanding correctly, you want to tell people that the speed is reducing to to 0.75 of what it was, though in this piece, I feel more of a hemiola (cross rhythm) effect than an actual modulation. The way to notate tempo modulations is to use either the beat or the largest division or subdivision of the beat that is as simple as possible. In this ...



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