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?’
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Sweet Caroline, covered by the Dave Matthews Band – part Two of Three – 125 3/5 bpm, as Metallica’s Enter Sandman, bpm graphs, tempo maps, time-velocity charts and video illustration point to the invisibly obvious – the speed of victory.

 

 

Mean Speed® Graph - Tempo Graphic - #36 - Dave Matthews Band - listener supported - 5

 

 

 

Mean Speed® Graph - Tempo Graphic - #36 - Dave Matthews Band - listener supported - 4

Mean Speed® Graph – Tempo Graphic – #36 – Dave Matthews Band – listener supported – 4

Dave Matthews Band - Meanspeed Music School Tempo Graph - SWEET CAROLINE - 1705

Dave Matthews Band – Meanspeed Music School Tempo Graph – SWEET CAROLINE – 1705

time-velocity chart . tempo map - Dave Matthews Band lfmn0517

time-velocity chart . tempo map – Dave Matthews Band lfmn0517

Dave Matthews Band - Meanspeed Music School Tempo Graph - SWEET CAROLINE - 1705lh

Dave Matthews Band – Meanspeed Music School Tempo Graph – SWEET CAROLINE – 1705lh

time-velocity chart . tempo map - Dave Matthews Band lhhp

time-velocity chart . tempo map – Dave Matthews Band lhhp

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time-velocity chart . tempo map – Dave Matthews Band 122585

and bridge are laid out the same way.
time-velocity chart . tempo map - Dave Matthews Band 7

Mean Speed® Graph - Tempo Graphic - #36 - Dave Matthews Band - listener supported - 5

Mean Speed® Graph – Tempo Graphic – #36 – Dave Matthews Band – listener supported – 5

Spencer Speed Summary

mean speed / average expected tempo=125.6 beats per minute

average beat=0.4777 seconds

emotional concept predicted by the meanspeed music theory=victory/celebration/conquering/ebullience

Ian Andrew Schneider
Meanspeed Music School
June 18, 2009 – Happy Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney, the godfather of contemporary popular songs)

 

The Cognitive Music tempo of The Beatles – DAY TRIPPER – speed=138 bpm

Eleanor Rigby - THE BEATLES tempo - Meanspeed®...

Eleanor Rigby – THE BEATLES tempo – Meanspeed® Music Tempo Graphic (Photo credit: meanspeed)

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Psychology of Tempo Map – John Lennon – Imagine – meanspeed®music 2009 temop black (Photo credit: meanspeed)

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beatles-day+tripper-modern_tempo_map-bpm_scan

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Psychology Of Tempo Graph – Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb – THE WALL speed of ritual black and white melodrama psychology of tempo (Photo credit: meanspeed)

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beatles-day+tripper-modern_tempo_map-bpm_scan



DAY TRIPPER
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).

These are two polynomial algebraic graphs, formulas courtesy of Microsoft’s Excel for Windows.


Meanspeed-Carlton Summary

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
Colorado
January 24, 2014

 

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