Most music notation give very binary accents for beats (either there or not), but there are many "degrees" of accenting a beat.
One bar of 4 4 time, "one two three four", is equivalent to two bars of 2 4 time, "one two one two."
What makes the difference is the subtle emphasis:
"ONE two three four" is distinguished from "ONE two ONE two."
I would like to know how I could potentially alter this pattern. For example, if I wanted to change my 4 4 rhythm, "ONE two three four", to "one two THREE four," or "ONE two three four."
Is there any musical notation for this?
Post Script: Just for anyone's curiosity, if no such notation exists and I'm forced to create it for my own use, my system would involve superscripting any notes with numbers (1 being most accented, 2 being less so, etc.).