180 bpm

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Bassintheballroom, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Bassintheballroom

    Bassintheballroom New Member

    This may be the first post combining two interests that don't go together often: brass bands and running...

    I've just taken up 'barefoot' running and one of its important features is getting a cadence of around 180 footfalls per minute. There are various playlists available of music at that speed to help you stay in the right cadence, but these are entirely clear of brass band music, and I'd love to run to some great brass tunes rather than the pop tunes on the playlists.

    So, for those out there with libraries of pieces with metronome markings in their heads (I know you're out there), can you please suggest pieces at/near 180 bpm that might work? (or 90 in a 4/4 or 2/4 would work - but I think I'd trip over my feet if I tried anything in 3/4 or 6/8...)
     
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    It has to be a galop or similar ... Comedian's Galop (Kabalesky) or the one by Shostakovich, both arranged by Howard Snell and recorded by Fodens.
     
  3. yoda

    yoda Member

    or invest in some simple sound editing software which will change the tempo of the music to whatever you want it to be without changing the pitch :) there are some freeware titles that do this too ;)
     
  4. simonium

    simonium Member

    A Championship Section test piece that is marked crotchet = 152 currently being used would provide 180bpm, if you listen to some of the recordings about...
     
  5. Trum

    Trum Member

    Not sure if there are any recordings about of it - but Trepac really motors, so worth a look.
     
  6. kiwiinoz

    kiwiinoz Member

    I remember in 1989 watching a military band from Italy running and playing at Earls Court tournament .......... not only were they dressed immaculately, they sounded ok to.......... for a military band !!!!
     
  7. TrumpetTom

    TrumpetTom Member


    audacity, but i would avoid this if possible ;)
     
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Sony timestretch plugin does a good job in Sound Forge.
     
  9. pbirch

    pbirch Member

    isn't 180 bpm Paul Lovatt Cooper default metronome setting?
     
  10. Bassintheballroom

    Bassintheballroom New Member

    Ok that's every Galop I've got loaded onto my ipod... Unfortunately they're all over quite quick and although I don't run far by any means, 2 minutes of comedian's galop only gets me to the end of my road!

    Any thoughts on upbeat stuff at 90bpm since 180 is a bit too speedy?
     
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  12. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    We really do need that 'like' button.....
     

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