April 17, 2006 at 11:02 PMIt occurred to me today that when it comes to tempos, we simply don’t do enough practice involving the prime numbers. Is it possible that by clinging to multiples of five (or fours) when picking metronome speeds, our cognitive paths have developed ruts of mundanity? Could I be missing some important mental epiphany by doing so?
I charted all the prime numbers up to 1,319 by color-coding the various multiples (which, as a byproduct, also creates a nifty pattern for a potential future quilting project). From now on, we will be using only prime numbers when specifying tempos. We feel pretty good about this decision.
Even EPT* can't decipher this one.
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