Frank Sinatra – The Chairman’s Original THEME FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK: The New Jersey Free School calibrates BPM with precision. “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere, it’s up to YOU, New York, New York!”

Frank Sinatra was known as the Chairman of the Board.  As the Chairman, he sang no song in such in such a tirelessly Hoboken, New Jersey way as that as The Theme from New York, New York.

I teach at the New Jersey Free School through math and music.  We were known as the St. James School, but a woman with two children who are now students asked: such a great concept, why are you a religious school?
Fact is, St. James was a name that implies that those who believe in Christian sainthood will be better taught. Another fact: we treat all our students equally: so The New Jersey Free School seems a better name. What better to celebrate a name than with one of the most amazing entertainers in the history of recorded sound, a man who was the Embodiment in New Jersey and at his untimely death was known for his anthem about New York City called “Theme from New York, New York.”

Note: the first X-Axis represents speed in beats per minute, the Y-Axis represents time represented as beats per minute, the second X-Axis is space as represented as seconds played.

Meanspeed®-Spencer Tempo Summary

song=Theme from New York, New York

performer=Frank “The Chairman of the Board” Sinatra

median tempo/average expected tempo=97.9 bpm

File Type=.m4a

Kind=Purchased AAC Audio File

Size=6.9 MB

Bit Rate=256 kbps

Sample Rate=44.100 kHz

Profile=Low Complexity


album=SINATRA: Nothing But The Best – The Frank Sinatra Collection, REMASTERED

digital source=Macintosh® HD from iTunes® by Apple®

intellectual property=© Frank Sinatra Enterprises, LLC.  Manufactured & marketed by Reprise Records, a Warner Music Group Company, 3400 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA  91505.  All Rights Reserved.

all tempo measurements, graphs, charts and graphics=Ian Andrew Schneider and James Manningsan, Meanspeed® Music’s for NJ FREE SCHOOL

average beat=~0.6128 seconds

beats per trial=318

median time per trial=194.64 seconds

trials measured=9

frequency=1.63 Hertz

corresponding tone=417.75 Hertz, where

time piece measurement=Seiko® Corporation

time piece distributed by=ONLINE SPORTS, Texas, United States


hardware=MacBook by Apple™

/Ian Andrew Schneider/ with

James Manningsan

NJ Free School

Kendall Park, New Jersey

January 19, 2010