Genesis | Afterglow | Matherton tempo diagram slide show, slides, video

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Afterglow is a song written by Tony Banks of Genesis and usually performed between 62-69 beats per minute.

Born In The U.S.A. | Brice Springsteen | unclassified matherton tempo map |video embedded

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Bruce peaked with this song in 1984.  Gary and I got into a D.C. show with, uh, V.I.P. tickets, though we were not the original people scheduled!

Fantastic tour, Bruce in 1984.

Grey Street | Dave Matthews band | live Central Park | median expected tempo map

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The song Grey Street was performed by the Dave Matthews Band in Central Park New York City only ONE time.

The diagram as a median tempo guide is pretty accurate, but you have to listen to the rhythm section groove to “get” the rhythm as a whole.

Eleven years plus since LeRoi died and this song makes me appreciate hime almost more than any other.

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Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. / “SHOWDOWN” / live, Wembley Stadium, median expected tempo chart

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

“Showdown” Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. – median expected tempo diagram

I was lucky enough to see and hear the fantastic Jeff Lynne with *his* E.L.O. in Philadelphia last month.

Seems to me that songs I don’t fall in love with *right away*, but rather grow on me over a year or two, become my favorites.

When the band played this in my wife’s home town of Philadelphia last month, SHOWDOWN was unexpectedly the song I enjoyed the most.

Respect to allJeff,

matherton

August 9, 2019

Kanye West | Unclassified universal-tempo-diagram |”dark fantasy”

Dark Fantasy was written and performed by American artist KANYE WEST.

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Dark Fantasy was written and performed by American artist KANYE WEST.

John Mayer, “3×5” / declassified tempo map

“3×5” is a song written and performed by John Mayer.

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“3×5” is a song written and performed by John Mayer.

Grey Street, James, Domino | Dave Matthews Band, Pat Metheny Group, Genesis |UNCLASSIFIED night tempo diagrams

Are these three songs best
a) at night;
b) during the day;
c) as night falls
d) depends​ on my mood?

Are these three songs best
a) at night;
b) during the day;
c) as night falls
d) depends​ on my mood?

Full disclosure, I love these​ three as songs of civil dusk. I have been blessed enough to listen and watch all three bands perform the songs that way, as can be seen in the​ links​ below.

Are the songs better
a) in their live versions;
b) in their studio versions;
c) it depends on my mood.

Full personal disclosure​ again: to me, I usually like these songs better at night, though my mood upon listening usually takes over. Nothing to brag of, I know! How about you?

I compose morning Episcopal music. The musicians on this page? THANK YOU 👉🏽❤️❤️❤️!!! It is an interesting thing to take a Martin Luther or Ralph Vaughn Williams or Martin Luther hymn and change some of the 1600s harmonies into 2018 harmonies. Hint: fewer diminished​ seconds, more 9ths in place of same. In some keys, as C, the major 3rd is a harsh interval as the E, to allow for equal temperament, stretches toward the perfect 4th, the dreaded F.

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Dave Matthews band – Grey STREET 

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James, The Pat Metheny Group, as played in the studio version on the masterful OFFRAMP

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Domino, Part I

 

Thanks for your help!

 

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