Hmm.. so so. Yes in a way, but also no.
Back in the day, like hundreds of years ago, publishers would notate music based a lot on what they were able to do with the printing technology they had, regardless of how the music sounded. They avoided extra lines whenever possible. (eg, using faster pulse BPM with quarters and eighths instead of slower pulse BPM with eights and 16ths.)
(I also think that 2/2 is great for fast tempos where we count halfs instead of quarters, why use cut time when 2/2 is also what it is?)
I've read somewhere, that people feel a 'core pulse' that is similar to our heartbeat range, and tempos that are faster or slower than that range are heard/felt as a multiples/divisions of that core pulse.
Last edited by longfinger : 11-05-2012 at 11:25 AM.