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There is no rigid rule that a time signature must get a particular tempo. Tempo of your song comes along with your inspiration. Tempo speaks more of how you want to convey the message in your music. So consider the following tips when choosing tempo of songs: Assess the initial tempo that came with your song when you were inspired. Assess the message your ...


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I just by chance happened upon a footnote: "Brahms, indeed, disliked the metronome (although he did give indications for the Second Piano Concerto), saying that a metronome mark was only valid for about a week." Footnote 1, Charles Rosen: "Playing Music: The Lost Freedom", The New York Review, November 3, 2005, page 47. No citation is ...


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This source states that Brahms specified 44 metronome markings in eight works: Tempos and proportions in Brahms: period evidence (1997, B. D. Sherman) Sherman mentions Brahms' Third Piano Trio, Op.101; however, I do not see any in the Henle urtext edition. Where I do see them in that edition is at the start of each movement of his original (1854) version of ...


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I think your goal should not be to practice toward a certain speed. The goal should be about controlling the touch of each finger. You want the scales to have a nice even sound. A slight emphasis on the first note of each beat, or strong beats is a good way to get an even sound. You can practice scale in various ways to train your touch: straight eighths or ...


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