Teacher_Tempo


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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

 

Examples:

Sabre Dance - Aram Khachaturian (Approximately 177bpm)

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

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

Activity:

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

 

Resources:

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

 

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