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Definition: the frequency or speed of the beat.


Tempo can be:

  • Slow
  • Fast
  • Changing


Discussion points:

  • Influences the effect of rhythms
  • May influence changes in the melody



Sabre Dance - Aram Khachaturian (Approximately 177bpm)

All You Need is Love - The Beatles (Approximately 100bpm)

La Mélancolie Viennoise - Dee Yan-Key (Approximately 60bpm)


  • Play your rhythms at varying tempos (ex: 60/90/144BPM)



  • Search the keyword “metronome” in Google to find a functional one


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