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Vixen metronome help (26) metronome help 23 Jun 09

Dear Cats--

I have always thought that MM=### meant the number of quarter notes (or whatever note was depicted in the designation) to be played in a minute.

I learned this in grammar school when we learned a song that went " dear my dear friend Maezel..." so perhaps I'm confused.

I just looked at some music (Whiskey Before Breakfast) and it said MM=340. I just checked my metronome (a Boss tu-80), and it only goes up to 250, but that seems pretty darn undanceable. I know my old bakelite electric 'nome at home only goes up to 210.

I was feeling pretty proud of myself because I've just got "Red-haired Boy up to 130 (playing 2 (eighth) notes for every (quarter note) click.

Now I'm feeling suddenly like I don't know what I'm doing--Do I set my sights on getting up to 170 on the 'nome playing 2 notes for every click to get Whiskey up to tempo? Yikes.


Thanks in advance...


So here's the question...when

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