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Metronome
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Minimum
Maxiumum
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120 BPM
PLAYING
STOPPED
up/down: tempo
Very, very slow
(24 bpm and under)
Very slowly
Very slow
(25–45 bpm)
Broadly
(40–60 bpm)
Slowly
(45–60 bpm)
Rather broadly
(60–66 bpm)
Slowly with great expression
(66–76 bpm)
Slower than andante
(72–76 bpm) or slightly faster than adagio (70–80 bpm)
At a walking pace
(76–108 bpm)
Slightly faster than andante (although, in some cases, it can be taken to mean slightly slower than andante)
(80–108 bpm)
Moderately, in the manner of a march
(83–85 bpm)
Between andante and moderato (thus the name)
(92–112 bpm)
At a moderate speed
(108–120 bpm)
By the mid 19th century, moderately fast
(112–120 bpm)
Close to, but not quite allegro
(116–120 bpm)
Fast, quickly, and bright (molto allegro is slightly faster than allegro, but always in its range)
(120–156 bpm)
Lively and fast
(156–176 bpm)
Very fast and lively
(172–176 bpm)
Very fast
(172–176 bpm)
Very, very fast
(168–200 bpm)
Even faster than presto
(200 bpm and over)




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