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Thread: Perfect Tempo & Relative Tempo

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    Perfect Tempo & Relative Tempo

    I am inventing two new courses based on Perfect and relative tempo, any thoughts?

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    I guess I will elaborate. There is perfect pitch and relative pitch. So, logically there is perfect and relative tempo, ie the ability to distinguish rhythms tempos rudiments all by ear write them down and sing them at will.

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    I don't think there are enough books on how we percive rhythm. Is that what you are suggesting?

    1) most common mistakes are usually timing.
    2) I hardley ever hear anyone talk about rhythmic ear training as a focus.

    So maybe you're on to something.

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    Funny, I had the same idea! I've actually made my own "perfect tempo" mini-course for my ipod. Now I can consistantly identify 40, 60, 80, 100, and 120 BPM. The 140-240 range is still difficult for me, but I've only just started working on it. Next I'll have to try identifying the tempo of songs and checking with metronome.

    Good luck!

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    one of my first days ever in music school I was in this rhythm class and we were going to do these drills out of a text as a class. Well the first one is at 120 and my teacher says "anyone want to guess at how fast that is?" So a random person starts clapping and my teacher says "no, that's about 128, 120 is more like this..."This has always interested me, just because of how freightingly good some drummers are at getting tempos right, but I've honestly have yet to find a real solid use for it. Now practicing rhythms on a whole is of infinate value. What I wouldn't give to be able to wip out some 7 over 5 in the middle of a solo.

    there's a free program online that will demonstrate any poly rhythm, I'll post a link if I can find it. It'll do 133 over 7 over 29 if you really want to learn that one...

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    wow. a demonstration of perfect tempo.

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    I generally just relate the tempo to my watch. just subdivide the second. Like for your example silent storm. 120 bpm is two beats a second. i know it gets trickier with like 133 bpm but you can get pretty much the idea.

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    This is the kind of thing i was searching all over the web for.

    Are you really making those courses?

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    Perfect Tempo / Relative Tempo

    Yes I am really making these courses
    Last edited by extra-solar; 04-17-2010 at 03:04 AM.

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    now this brings up deep theoretical ideas

    really makes you think
    Last edited by extra-solar; 04-17-2010 at 03:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extra-solar View Post
    really makes you think
    It's been 2 years. Do you have those courses ready to use?

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    I have been working on the theory and method, for the past four or five years, and am just starting writing a book for amazon kindle. It should be available 2013 maybe in a few months. I'll keep you posted.

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    I don't think there are enough books on how we percive rhythm. Is that what you are suggesting?
    as

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    Okay, I finally figured it out.

    Absolute Tempo and Relative Tempo is simply synchronicity.

    I still have not given up writing eBooks pertaining to Absolute Tempo and Relative Tempo or synchronicity.

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