Speed of Sweet Victory – MY SWEET LORD – George Harrison – median harmonic tempo measurements for everyone.

George Harrrison and the speed of victory

My Sweet Lord – Modern tempo map

 

meanspeed® 1988-2014

speeds of music as emotional tells

On the “regular web” There is no established precise, testable tempo attribution for George Harrison’s original version of MY SWEET LORD.  Thus we created one.

 


 Meanspeed-Matherton Speed Summary
median expected harmonic speed=120.8 beats per minute
average beat=~0.49672 seconds
composer=George Harrison
meanspeed-matherton category=victory
six songs with 1% of the speed of my Sweet Lord:
Instant Karma, John Lennon
Cupid, The Spinners
Only The Lonely, Roy Orbison
Both Sides Now, Judy Collins
Papa Was A Rolling Stone, The Temptations
Some Kind Of Wonderful, The Drifters
special fact – upon hearing about the death of Roy Orbison, George Harrison said to Tom Petty of the Traveling Wilburys, George jokingly asked Tom in graveside humor, “Aren’t you glad it wasn’t you?’

Sting: WHY SHOULD I CRY FOR YOU? – Meanspeed® Music Public Education Breaks Down Speed/Tempo elements, bpm graphs, tempo maps & YouTube video for Sting’s “finest song” according to drummer and singer PHIL COLLINS & Stylus Magazine’s Mallory O’Donnell weighs in.

Sting - Why Should I Cry For You - mean speed tempo graph -10 trials

Sting – Why Should I Cry For You – mean speed tempo graph -10 trials

Sting – Why Should I Cry for You?

Sting - Why Should I Cry For You - mean speed tempo graph -scatter

Sting – Why Should I Cry For You – mean speed tempo graph -scatter

Descriptions about performers’ motives for songs and the lives that they have led is very difficult to come by.  Even if I could talk to Sting and he talked out his motives or emotions when he wrote and performed WHY SHOULD I CRY FOR YOU, he might be the first person to say, “I have thought about that motive for 15 years, and the album was dedication to my dad, I do not even know *myself*” where that beat comes from.”   The unique nature of the rhythmic drive in the song features two versions of the songs linked to YouTube below.  I know, I know – since the original publication of this article (“post””?) one has to go *to* YouTube* itself, and no, ya may not come back, and yes, there are plenty of versions of  the song wherein embedding them would be *easy*  – but doing same would not give you the chance to listen to what I found the most illustrative, by sound: the original video and the MTV unplugged version.  And if you like the charts on this page enough to download, there’s always that “back” thing!  I’m joking and I’m not – because for now they are here to download, but just as the videos *was* freely embeddable, the record company people have to eat and Sting has to eat so it’s more than fair to have the videos online *at all* to be seen on demand for free.  Those people who are 100 years old as myself remember that the idea of such privilege would be laughed off.  Then again, if I lose too much traffic: who cares?!  This site has high density bandwidth and I appreciate the way WORDPRESS® provides this as one of their hundreds of free templates – so it’s good for everyone.  I love  it when someone say, “I never would have liked that song” or “you turned me onto that band” as much as “now that I understand speed I’m in mental control.”  The idea is not to love every song at a speed that you prefer.  The idea is WAY simpler than that: if I’m going to steal your 5 minutes (some of you are on uh, all day – don’t worry, I do not have your ISP’s.  I *used* to have them, and if WORDPRESS® starts going all TSA (not a term when this was written), then I have no choice other than to privatize the page, which is still 35 more people who can see this material than would otherwise see it, and in pre-internet days that is actually not too bad.  Anyway, as per Sting’s motive or his emotion in writing, performing or producing the song – I sent a letter of inquiry, which went into a pile of 500000 other pieces of SNAIL MAIL which never got opened.  And I appreciate how cool the people noted and contributing to this article FOR EDUCATIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH nonprofit purpose: mo one in the year 2011 is going to pay for lists of numbers.  You get the right list of numbers you win the lottery.  As far as the material Just kidding.  Anyway, as to the song, with honor I defer to MALLORY O’DONNELL, an excellent British journalist – the rest of the article is as it was in 1990, long before tempo maps created by elemental spread sheets – it was just the tempo range itself as expressed in the most common way, “BPM,” or beat per minute.  Ms O’DONNELL’s excellent piece includes:

Stylus Magazine’s Seconds column examines those magic moments that arise when listening to a piece of music that strikes that special chord inside. That pounding drum intro; a clanging guitar built-up to an anthemic chorus; that strange glitchy noise you’ve never been able to figure out; that first kiss or heartbreak; a well-turned rhyme that reminds you of something in your own past so much, it seems like it was written for you—all of those little things that make people love music. Every music lover has a collection of these Seconds in his or her head; these are some of ours.

The artist-not-formerly-known-as Gordon Sumner might well be the easiest of all soft targets for criticism, whether he’s getting lined up for punches from dubious hipster-types who’ve learned the hard way that they can no longer fuck with Elton John, or merely being called out for obvious chinks in his ideological armor (see the infamous “rain forest guitar”). But while the peanut gallery might enjoy setting Sting up for a fall, they remain oblivious to exactly why he’s so ready to take another kick at Lucy’s pigskin.

What makes Sting such a likely scapegoat in the adult-contemporary victimization sweepstakes is the same thing that casts him in a heroic light for those who aren’t particularly offended when their Dad likes the same music they do. Sting’s peculiar genius (nope, not a typo) as a lyricist and songwriter consists in reclaiming the poetic aphorisms of English Lit. 101 and returning them to an audience that read Milton in high school but couldn’t quite separate the juicy bits from the dry ones. The lyrics to “Why Should I Cry for You?” are scattered with a veritable army of Penguin Classics clichés: “for all my days remaining,” “asleep on the ocean’s bed,” “over a godless sea,” “all colors bleed to red,” “the stars seem to lose their place,” etc. This doesn’t make Sting any more of a thief than any number of songwriters. It’s simply that his appropriations are stretched so far back in time, so primal, that the material he’s ganking [sic] may as well be public domain.

The Soul Cages, the album for which “Why Should I Cry for You?” serves as conceptual mid-point, is the lynchpin of Sting’s complex, fecund, and oft-irritating solo career. Famously a tribute to his departed parents, whose funerals he famously didn’t attend, it arrived not-so-famously a full four years after their joint cancer-related deaths. It sold neither as well as his first two efforts, nor most of his later, more dubious ones. Yet it has more to commend it than condemn it, and its relative heaviness may just be the reason his latter work seems so determinedly light. A concept album in all but name, its nautical, religious, and emotional themes are grounded in Sumner’s family story, with his usual helping of British historical, liturgical, and sociological references dashed atop. But for all the college-kid line-deciphering provoked by “All this Time” (it’s about London) or “The Soul Cages” (a decidedly Grecian hell), “Why Should I Cry for You” calls only for a feeling heart and a tolerance for a bit of poetic recycling.

The production of “Why Should I Cry for You” is stylish, but far too populist to be “refined.” Sting utilizes unimpeachable session players to elucidate his existential dilemma: “What would be true?” He’s smart enough to have not come up with an answer and dumb (read “human”) enough to go on looking for one, so the accompaniment places texture over melodiousness. Crystalline, almost New Age synths drape a stately procession of organic, oceanic whoops and cries and a repeated guitar figure, evoking the toil of “hauling on frozen ropes” and the dreariness of “drifting on empty seas.” A pattern of deftly woven drums builds, but Sting remains ruminative, almost unmoved. He contemplates, he ponders, he questions again and again, yet he still gets precisely nowhere. His query is so profound that it eliminates any other subject but himself at times (“Why must I? / Why should I?”), make of this what you will. The fulcrum of the argument is still as clear as sunlight reflecting off an iceberg: to what do we owe those no longer with us? “Why should I cry for you / Why would you want me to / And what would it mean to say / That ‘I loved you in my fashion?'”

Whether Sumner is talking about deceased family or departed lovers, it’s clear that the self-reflexiveness of all this roaming over godless seas and keeping of arctic fires alight serves the questioner much more so than the one provoking all the questions. Pop music is filled with countless affirmations of undying love and never-ending fealty, but it rarely allows itself to address the consequences of these enviable pronouncements. Within the context of an album bent on grappling with one of the most difficult challenges a person can face, Sting provides us with an uneasy answer—no answer at all. Adult? I’ll vouch for that. Contemporary? Well, it damn sure still applies.

Exactly what was the problem again?

Why Should I Cry For You is a sing at the speed of solitude according to the meanspeed music theory. As the leader oif the meanspeed movement, I try to present songs in a fun way and say positive thing about them.

Then you get people as there are at STYLUS online. I will not say anything else about this most EXCELLENT piece of journalism.

How about speed? Songs at the speed of 79-84 bpm are almost always predictive of a song of stinging (sorry) solitude. Ms. O’Donnell really hits the nail on the head!

Sting - Why Should I Cry For You - mean speed tempo graph

Sting – Why Should I Cry For You – mean speed tempo graph

Meanspeed-Spencer Summary
performer=Sting
composer=Sting
album=The Soul Cages
File Type=m4p
Source iTunes® by Apple® with it’s leader Steve Jobs, “The World’s Greatest Software man”™
mean speed/average expected tempo=81 bpm
average beat=741 milliseconds

Sting - Why Should I Cry For You - mean speed tempo graph Niagra Falls

Sting – Why Should I Cry For You – mean speed tempo graph Niagra Falls

Ian Andrew Schneider

Meanspeed Music Education

July 30, 2009

---------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------
This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the
song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.
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Why Should I cry for you?  -  Sting  from "Soul Cages" album
                              Transcription: Luis Ferreira

{ If you want to play with the record, capo on 1st fret }

G
Fsus2  C  G
Gadd9  G
Gadd9  G

G         Em        C
Under the dog star sail
G        Em         C
Over the reefs of moonshine
G         Em        C
Under the skies of fall
Bm            C                   D
North, north west, the stones of Faroe

Under the Arctic fire
Over the seas of silence
Hauling on frozen ropes
For all my days remaining

Em      C              D
   But would north be true?

{ Chorus : "ehhhh..." }
All colours bleed to red
Asleep on the ocean's bed
Drifting in empty seas
For all my days remaining

Em      C              D
   But would north be true?
Em                C
   Why should I?
                 D
   Why should I cry for you?

G            Em7    C
Dark angels follow me
G       Em7     C
Over a godless sea
G             Em      C
Mountains of endless falling,
Bm   C             D
For all my days remaining,

Em  C             D
   What would be true?

Em           C             D
Sometimes I see your face,
Em                 C               D
The stars seem to lose their place
Em          C            D
Why must I think of you?
Em           C
Why must I?
           G
Why should I?
             Em       C
Why should I cry for you?
G             Em       C
Why would you want me to?
G                 Em       C
And what would it mean to say,
Bm        C               D
That, "I loved you in my fashion"?

G              D
What would be true?
Em            C
Why should I?
              D              G
Why should I cry for you?

Fsus2  C  G

Chords used:
  G      320003
  Fsus2  033011
  C      032010
  Em     022000
  Bm     224432
  D      x00232
  Em7    020000
Audio

"A Little Help From My Friends" – The Beatles – mean speed=111.8 beats per minute, meanemotion=lust – Speed Graphs show time passing through Space

 

Bob Dylan’s Sweetest Song?  “I’ll Remember You” –  tempo, calibrations, bpm graph/chart/visual proof, YouTube’s broadcast of Bob’s best live performance of little known tear-jerking Ballad.

 

A song by the Beatles which was sung with Ringo Starr on lead vocal is called “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

 

 

The speed summary was found to be
beats per trial=292
meanspeed=111.8 beats per minute
average beat=537 milliseconds
mean phase=1,86 cycles per second
corresponding pitch=477.0 hertz
meanemotion according to meanspeed music theory=lust

Each speed chart above is synthesized from the same group of measurements. Such measurements are available on request. The precise method of measurement is found in the method section on this site.

meanspeed matherton contiguous song timeline

meanspeed matherton contiguous song timeline

Little Martha - Duane Allman's only completely solo song.  Calibrations, contemporary tempo maps, free of charge of course, with some the only real Little Martha speed online, anyway.  I was curious, which is basically how I chose the songs. Little Martha - Duane Allman's only completely solo song.  Calibrations, contemporary tempo maps, free of charge of course, with some the only real Little Martha speed online, anyway.  I was curious, which is basically how I chose the songs. Little Martha - Duane Allman's only completely solo song.  Calibrations, contemporary tempo maps, free of charge of course, with some the only real Little Martha speed online, anyway.  I was curious, which is basically how I chose the songs. Bob Dylan’s Sweetest Song?  “I’ll Remember You” –  tempo, calibrations, bpm graph/chart/visual proof, YouTube’s broadcast of Bob’s best live performance of little known tear-jerking Ballad. "Long Tall Sally," Little Richard: Rolling Stone magazine's #56 of the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time--Summary of speed and speed graph

little martha

little martha

A start to a search on this song is found at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Beatles_songs_written_by_Lennon/McCartney


Sarah Jane Bristol
James C.C. Manning
Ian Schneider
August 4, 2007

The CREATIVELY AGELESS Sir Paul McCartney – Hope For The Future | Raw speed map, embedded video and Six Songs Within One Percent of 98.0 Beats Per Minute

MACCA SPEED!

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
PAUL McCARTNEY
raw tempo mapping by Matherton Schneider

Paul McCartney is defining Creative Agelessness

Songs with 1% of the speed of HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

“Love’s Theme,” Barry White and Love Unlimited Orchestra

“Kid Charlemagne,” Steely Dan

“Hold On,” Wilson Phillips

“Theme from Hill Street Blues,” Mike Post

“True,” Spandau Ballet

“Mustang Sally,” The Rascals

 

Matherton Schneider
December 8, 2012

Scott Clifton and Ashleigh Brewer

Avril Lavigne | I LOVE YOU | Who cares about the tempo, anyway?

In Avril Lavigne’s “I Love You”:
median expected tempo=107.0 beats per minute
average beat=~0.5607477 seconds
corresponding pitch=456.533 Hertz where A4=440.0 Hz and Bb4=466.16 Hz in equal temperament.

Thus I figured out the above myself, illustrated in numbers in a frequency graph seen below.

 

I Love You - song frequency diagram

I Love You – song frequency diagram

Ashleigh Brewer | Scott Clifton | Bold andn beautiful 1

 

Ashleigh Brewer | Scott Clifton | Bold and beautiful 112380 Ashleigh Brewer | Scott Clifton | Bold and beautiful 040998 Ashleigh Brewer | Scott Clifton | Bold and beautiful 122585

These seen between the American musician and actor, Scott Clifton as William Spencer MEANSPEED and Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer in CBS®’s The Bold and the Beautiful®.

Other songs within 1% of this song, these songs have the same speed:

“I’ll Be Your Shelter,” Taylor Dayne, studio single

“#41,” Dave Matthews Band, ‘Crash’

“Heaven,” Talking Heads, ‘Stop Making Sense’

“These Are Days,” 10,000 Maniacs, ‘Live, Unplugged’

“I Missed Again,” Phil Collins, ‘Live From Pasadena, California’

“State Of Grace,” Billy Joel, ‘River Of Dreams’

 

NOTES

 

I looked for the proper tempo of this song online and found these results:

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GIRLFRIEND (TRADUÇÃO) – Avril Lavigne | Letras.mus.br
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I Love You Guitar Pro by Avril Lavigne @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
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Mar 1, 2011 – I Love You Chords (ver 2) by Avril Lavigne with chord diagrams, easy version and transpose. Added on March 1, 2011.
I Love You Bass Tab by Avril Lavigne @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
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Feb 21, 2012 – I Love You bass tab by Avril Lavigne with free online tab player, speed control and loop. Correct version. Added on February 21, 2012.
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Smile (tradução) – Avril Lavigne – VAGALUME
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“I Love You” by Avril Lavigne Ukulele Tabs on UkuTabs
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Matherton Schneider
Matherton Clinic/meanspeed® music
December 1. 2014