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BPMnemonics - Part 1
Hey Welcome back,
So yeah, for our first BPM quiz, I thought Why not just use the examples from the intro video?
If you haven’t watched the "BPMnemonics Intro" video yet, you can watch it at the TonalTrends.com Spotter Smarts blog…or, honestly-you could just keep watching. You’ll catch on pretty quick…I mean, this isn’t rocket launching class. We’re just learning our tempos!
1) "When I'm 64" by The Beatles, at 64bpm.
2) "Loser" by Beck, at 86bpm.
3) "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees, at 105bpm.
4) "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, at 120bpm.
5) "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry, at 170bpm.
6) "I Play Songs 24-7" by ME!, at 247bpm.
Alright, go back and practice those on your own if you want, otherwise: here we go!
Oh—and, word to the wise: bear in mind that - at least at first - you’ll be more likely to underestimate the tempos than overestimate. This just comes from the fact that the musicians who recorded the tunes knew them a lot better than you can remember them, so that means your brain’s gonna probably slow it down a few bpms to compensate. So yeah, just keep that in mind - and, when in doubt, guess the faster one.
OK, get some scratch paper, or even a dry-erase marker!
OK thanks for watching the Tonal Trends.com blog! Have a good one and we’ll see you next time!