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    Speed Counting

    Using a metronome it would appear that you can only count as slow or fast as the metronome indicates in beats per minute or BPM. However there is a trick to count faster than the metronome indicates in BPM.

    To do this you can use ascending or descending triangles of sequential numbers or ascending or descending stairs of sequential numbers.

    The trick is to count in-between the clicks or flashing light of the metronome or in the middle of a pendulum metronome.

    Metaphors for this are holes, digging, the rabbit hole.

    In music theory this is the buzz roll, the press roll, crush, bounce, rebounds, or a bouncing ball.

    Counting the slowest the metronome can click or flash is like the tortoise and counting as fast as the metronome can click or flash is the hare or turtle and rabbit.

    1
    1,2
    1,2,3,
    1,2,3,4,
    1,2,3,4,5,
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    When centered these are ascending and descending triangles.

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    1,2,3,4,5,
    1,2,3,4,
    1,2,3,
    1,2
    1

    1
    1,2
    1,2,3,
    1,2,3,4,
    1,2,3,4,5,
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    These are ascending and descending stairs.

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    1,2,3,4,5,
    1,2,3,4,
    1,2,3,
    1,2
    1

    You can count to any order of magnitude. Milliseconds, microseconds, nanoseconds, picoseconds, and so on as in pi.

    The real bars are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096. Like the 13 bars on the United States flag. They are the doublings, so, bars are doublings. The buzz is at 32. The 40th bar is a real trill and the 49th bar is the visible color spectrum.
    Last edited by extra_solar; 01-27-2020 at 12:37 AM.

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