RonaldPoe
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#1
I was listening to this awesome cover of Rocking in The Free World by Benefits For Cliff II (The guitarists include Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Orianthi, Tony Mac Alpine, Dweezil Zappa, and Brandon Small), and I was curious what tempo they're playing. Also curious about the key. I have a bass transcription of the piece and need this information to complete it. Please answer me and if you do, then Thank You.

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dkunick
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#2
4/4 key of E, like the original tune
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RonaldPoe
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#3
Thanks for the key signature but I still want the tempo throughout the cover. Also if you want to search for the video, search "Orianthi Dweezil Zappa". Thank you for responding.
dkunick
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#4
Sorry for the rushed response...I did watch the video. Compared it with my metronome and best I can tell its at 120 bpm.
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mdc
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#5
Quote by RonaldPoe
Thanks for the key signature but I still want the tempo throughout the cover. Also if you want to search for the video, search "Orianthi Dweezil Zappa". Thank you for responding.

Listen to the song, and tap your foot along to the beat. Now get a metronome and adjust it to the same speed as your foot tap. That's your bpm.

Now, if you can't do that, then you can't feel, cuz you don't know what the beat actually is.

And that's a serious fucking problem.

Essentially, you don't need us to figure the tempo out for you, if you follow this method.

It's really not that fucking difficult mate. Stop expecting to be spoon fed and get up off your lazy ass. Seriously.
RonaldPoe
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#6
Thanks for the replies and in MDC's case, a rude reply. Anyway my metronome is broken and all I got is a Yamaha keyboard. I thought the beat in 4/4 is every 2 notes in 8th note and so on.
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Quote by RonaldPoe
I thought the beat in 4/4 is every 2 notes in 8th note and so on.

That makes no sense whatsoever. Learn theory, from scratch.
cdgraves
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#9
hint: the key is usually the same whatever chord they spend the most time playing
Bazz22
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Quote by RonaldPoe
I thought the beat in 4/4 is every 2 notes in 8th note and so on.

What? No.
In 4/4, the quarter note gets the beat. So, 4 quarter notes per 1 measure.

Now when you subdivide, you start to get eighth notes. There are 2 eighth notes in every quarter note, so if you have 4 quarter notes in 4/4, then logically, you will have 8 eight notes total in one measure.
RonaldPoe
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#11
I've spent much free time learning theory but can't really apply it well enough. Also I thought the beat is the pulse of the song. I know that there's 1 note per beat in quater note and two notes per beat in 8th note, that's kinda what I said. Anyway thanks for telling me the tempo anyway.