Posts Tagged ‘Tempo’

Tempo of Music…

Tempo continues to come-up in discussions amongst band members. I’ve noticed that when I play live the average listener wont notice a slight tempo change, as long as you’re all still following each other. Musicians might notice, but if you try to force the other player back to tempo it tends to hurt the song rather than help it. I stumbled across a couple of comments on a Bass forum thread and was appreciative of their notations (no music pun intended)…
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Tempo in a Band

(via an interesting discussion on the TalkBass forum between, SevenYearsDown and Jack Clark)
I was a “rock slab” guy for years who transitioned to upright about 5 years ago. I play in an old time string band now. Someone already described what beat you should be countering on so I wont go into that…
read their two comments on this thread here ->
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f179/tips-holding-tempo-992386/#postcount14704771

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  • Ozzy Osbourne and Earth, Wind, & Fire?… May 22, 2017
    According to societyofrock.com (as of the date of this blog post) this video is… “Probably The Best Mashup We’ve Ever Seen!” Well, ok… I’m not a big ‘mashup’ fan, but I’ll have to admit the timing reference the tempo on this DJ’s version of a Ozzy Osbourne being mashed up with Earth, Wind, & Fire… […]
  • Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell, dead at 52… May 18, 2017
    According to wikipedia… Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, for his extensive catalog as a songwriter and for his near four octave vocal range] as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. Chris released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream […]
  • Tower Records, the history of… May 17, 2017
    The history of Tower Records goes way back… Wikipedia mentions that In 1960, Russell Solomon opened the first Tower Records store on Watt Avenue, in Sacramento, California. He named it for his father’s drugstore, which shared a building and name with the Tower Theater, where Solomon first started selling records. By 1976, Solomon had opened […]