I've heard contrary definitions about what it means to go into "double time" on a ballad. Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, I searched this forum for "double time" and "doubletime" and didn't find a thread that discussed the definition. If you can point me to one, much thanks! One saxophonist defined it as "playing twice as many notes". I'm guessing that by that, he meant that the measure takes the same amount of time, but now it's as if we're playing in 8/8 instead of 4/4, 8 beats to a bar. And I'm guessing that that means that I could continue to play "broken time" or starting walking in 8/8, no? Another described it as playing twice as fast, so if the bpm had been 90, when we go into double time, we'd be playing at 180 bpm. Each chorus takes half as much real time. Can I still play "broken time" or walk? Someone else claimed that one is "double time feel" while the other is "double time". Whad'ya think? Can you point me to some good examples?