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Patrick O'Keefe

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Notating a tempo change
« on: January 06, 2020, 04:41:57 PM »
I'm writing a piece that starts at quarter=60 and gradually speeds up over about 35 second to quarter=120.  But there is no accelerando.  Instead, I gradually replace quarter notes with 8th notes as the primary beat, and, at some point specify a metric modulation to get the primary bet back to quarter notes.  But where to put the metric modulation?  There is no one spot (to my ears) where the tempo changes, and putting a new metronome mark anywhere makes it look like thee is a tempo change at that point.

I've attached one audio file and 3 PDF files of possible placements of the metronome mark.  Does any one look better than the others?  Is there another solution I haven't thought of?  Or am I completely off base for not hearing the obvious tempo change?
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