#2
So you want to change the tempo from 120 to 60 or something like that?

half note = quarter note
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#3
Half time or cut time?

I don't think "half time" has any technical meaning outside of Football. If you mean to indicate a tempo change, then you just write a new tempo indication.

If you mean Cut Time, which is the same as 2 2, then you use the half note as the pulse. Count "1 2" for two half notes, and "1 and 2 and" for four quarter notes. Basically just moving all the note values up one denomination, so as to make reading easier at tempo.
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Half time or cut time?

I don't think "half time" has any technical meaning outside of Football. If you mean to indicate a tempo change, then you just write a new tempo indication.

If you mean Cut Time, which is the same as 2 2, then you use the half note as the pulse. Count "1 2" for two half notes, and "1 and 2 and" for four quarter notes. Basically just moving all the note values up one denomination, so as to make reading easier at tempo.


i remember in marching band it was common to use "double time" for cut time and "half time" for halving the tempo, considering how important timing was for synchronizing step length &c.

i'd just half the tempo and leave it at that, or double the value of everything on the notation (quarter notes to half notes, etc.) just however seems less clunky/confusing for yourself and the performer