13 dic. 2009

As I was taking a walk today I imagined my footsteps were quarter notes. Then I counted off 8 measures while looking at my watch: about 15 seconds. So the tempo was 128. In other words, a relaxed swing.

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Vance Maverick dijo...

In my daughter's Dalcroze class, quarters are "walk", half-notes "slow walk", eighth-notes "running", and dotted eighths "skipping".

On the other hand, in music-Italian, andante (going/walking) is slowish. Conclusions about cis- and transalpine pace left to the reader.