#1
Hello UG, I am playing Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart, and it says the tempo is Allegretto, how many BPM is that? I was searching around on the internet for an answer and someone said it was 120 BPM, but I played it at 120 BPM and it sounded very slow.

Thanks, Adam
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#2
Depending on the context, Allegretto can mean a little slower or a little faster than Allegro.

Allegro is around 120bpm.
#4
Quote by ThatDarnDavid
thats about right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo

they have a lest of all the different tempos and bpm


Thanks, definitely bookmarking that page.
Guitars
Washburn A20V 1981
Stagg SG300
BC Rich DLXJRVO
Ibanez Iceman
Jackson King V
Epiphone Special II
Epiphone Embassy IV
Martin D-16RGT
Ibanez EW20WNE
#5
It's a range of tempos. Markings like that are generally used in classical music, so the conductor can conduct at whatever tempo he feels like. Even if it's not exactly a certain BPM, he doesn't have to set a metronome that way. So it's more a feel than a tempo.
120 sounds about right. Maybe leave about 15 BPM for variation, plus or minus.
#7
Tempo markings also can indicate style as well as tempo. Allegretto can mean "quick and light" as opposed to just "quick"

Depending on the context...