Tempo equations

Tempo equations indicate a change in the beat unit on which metronome marks are based. They are often used to maintain a consistent pulse across multiple different meters.

For example, if the time signature changes from 6/8 to 3/4, a tempo equation of  = indicates the same metronome mark value that applied to the dotted quarter note beat unit in 6/8 now applies to the quarter note beat unit in 3/4.

Tempo equations are considered a type of tempo mark in Dorico Pro, meaning you can input them in the same ways as for tempo marks.


Tempo equations do not yet include tuplet durations. This is planned for future versions.