Metric modulation notation

• Jan 23, 2016 - 16:39

How do I add metric modulation marks? Example: dotted quarter = quarter

I don't know if that's clear enough, so here's what I need to do. I'm changing from 3/4 to 2/4. A dotted quarter in 3/4 should have the same length as a quarter in the new time signature (2/4). I don't see how to add those marks.

OK, now that I have found the right terminology, and hence the right search term, I see it discussed here: . However, that seems to be concerned with playback. I just need to find out how to enter the notation in the score.


Click on the first note or rest in your new section. From the tempo palette, select dotted quarter=80 and double-click it to place it on the score. Double-click on the text that has been placed on the score, use the arrow keys to navigate to where you want the quarter note to be (just before the 80) then press F2 and double-click on a quarter-note symbol. Next, close the Special Characters box and delete the "80" but go into Inspector and adjust the speed for the tempo accordingly.

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