BPM

Commentary
11:38 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Musical Space: BPM

The metronome was invented by a friend of Beethoven’s, Johann Maelzel, in 1815.

Whether Beethoven or beat boxers, musicians have come to rely on one tool to help them keep time.

The metronome was invented by a friend of Beethoven’s, Johann Maelzel, in 1815. It is used in music to set a tempo, measured in Beats Per Minute, and traditionally has a range of 40 - 208 BPM, roughly the extremes of the human heart-rate. BPM correlates to the human body in other ways, too.

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