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Tempo Changes

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by alack, Oct 2, 2019.


  1. alack

    alack

    Nov 20, 2000
    Florida
    Teaching my 5th grade students about accelerando and ritardando. Looking for some good examples of classic rock songs that include one or the other. Can you guys help me generate a list? So far all I have is the ending of “Baba O’Reilly.”
     
  2. SteveCS

    SteveCS

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Meatloaf - Anything for Love?
     
  3. Come On Eileen, by Dexy’s Midnight Runners has the distinction of being the only pop song to start the bridge in half time, and slowly accelerate to the original tempo. This happens at 2:25.
     
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  4. Vinny_G

    Vinny_G

    Dec 1, 2011
    Gallia Celtica
    I'm not sure Yes can be called Classic Rock, but that song immediately came to mind.

     
  5. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Not classic rock, but MMW's Bubblehouse is a fun, structurally very simple song that's built around a massive, gradual tempo change. Fun to play as well.
     
  6. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
    Well, here's one few people know from 1968. Tempo changes are clear as bell, and fit the feel of the lyrics very well.
     
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