by the Beatles falls in category 14–mixed fast. Creative title–not.
So said, it is my hypothesis that when a song has a mean speed of over
129 beats per minute, the theme goes outside a predictable victorious
mood into a mixed stae. That mixed state may be of any emotion at all.
The mean speed of DAY TRIPPER is very Rolling Stones–I think 1/2 of
the Stones songs clock in at this speed–between 132 and 142 BPM.
This song was written and recorded whe all the Beatles were high from marijuana. Then again, same is true for every Beatles song ever recordedd. Source: The Beatles. (IN THEIR *OWN* WORDS ONLY).
mean speed/objective tempo=138.0 bpm
average beat in objective time=435 milliseconds between beats
beat frequency=2.3 beats per second
mean slow phase=2.3 cycles per second
corresponding tone=294.40 Hertz, 6 cents above D4=293.665 Hz and 94 cents below D#4/Eb4=311.127
Ian Andrew Schneider
January 24, 2014