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Music Theory QuickThink:

- Metric modulation occurs when the tempo-pulse of a note-value changes within a piece of music.

- Metric modulation is often accompanied with a change of time signature (but not required)

- It most often involves notation that displays how subdivisions of one meter relate, or equal, to different subdivisons of the new meter

- The result is a smoothing of what would otherwise be an abrupt change of tempo

Objective 59.2: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 59.2: Define and identify metric modulation in real music examples