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Measuring Music Tempo ~ How fast is fast?

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Music tempo is important to a practicing musician because although they are all relative, they give you some idea about how fast you are to play a piece. The best bands I play with hand out set lists that include meter markings. Practicing effectively is easier if you know how fast a conductor wishes to play a piece. As Beats per minute (BPM) is a unit typically used as a measure of tempo in music, we’ll use them to help us figure this out. I’m assuming that any really serious musician has a metronome. (I recommend the Dr. Beat metronomes.) Basic tempo markings All...

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