A bit of a trivial question perhaps, but are there any historically/intrinsically meaningful BPMs?
As in, there's obviously 60 bpm. I ask because while trying to correct my rushing, I've noticed that on my keyboard the default metronome is at 106 bpm. For another metronome I have it's at 96. Is there a meaningful reason? Are they of no meaning to me and so should I continue to treat 60 bpm as a sort of base, regardless of instrument?
Multiples of 6 I can imagine being associated with seconds (I assume they're the most familiar to our internal clocks?), but 106? Or maybe they're just some arbitrary defaults? Or heartbeat-related?
Are there examples of historically/inherently significant specific BPMs?