#1
Im looking at a piece of music that has the tempo written as:

Adagio Con Espression, EIGHTH NOTE = 88


Now, does this mean I still put 88 in my metronome even though its not quarter note = 88?
#2
Quote by Krenfro213
Im looking at a piece of music that has the tempo written as:

Adagio Con Espression, EIGHTH NOTE = 88


Now, does this mean I still put 88 in my metronome even though its not quarter note = 88?
Yes, you will just tap your foot on the eighth notes instead. If it wanted 44 bpm it'd say.

Edit: Technically you can do whatever the hell you want. If you wanted to put in 11 bpm and tap your foot on every whole note, you could. That's basically just a suggestion.
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Last edited by food1010 at Jan 7, 2010,
#3
you have a few options:

could put it on 44bpm and tap your foot on each beat, which is what the piece is implying you do

you could put it on each main beat of the bar (depending on the time signature)

you could put it on 88 (which would be what I would do) and tap your foot on every second tick.


The metronome is for whatever needs suit you. The piece is just telling you how fast it is.
#4
Set your metronome to 88 and count "1 and 2 and..." rather than "1 2...". The metronome doesn't know what's going on. You have to interpret the clicks. In this case, they represent 8th notes rather than the more standard quarter notes.