TLDR; So I've got a piece that's predominantly in a nice, slow, 4/4 common time at 76 bpm. Halfway through however, in order for the score to not look like a horrific mess, I needed to keep the same pulse (76 bpm), but instead count it in two, effectively halving the bar length and giving it a cut-common feel - the tempo/pulse stays the same, but the "conductor" is conducting in 2, not 4.
I knew I didn't want to just write a tempo change 2x the previous one. I've never had to deal with up until now, but the solution I came up with was:
- Change from 4/4 (C) to cut-common.
- Specify "double time" in the new section However, I wasn't 100% sure if "double time" actually "doubled" the tempo or it just cancelled out the cut-common effect.
Tell me if my solution works and if not, any help on how to do this in a sleek way would be much appreciated.