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LIFE DURING WARTIME – talking heads – meanspeed-matherton tempo maps

The Matherton Clinic is responsible for each tempo map about Talking Heads’ song LIFE DURING WARTIME.  Method of measuring the speed – time measurement –  were synthesized with permission of the meanspeed® company.


talking heads modern speed illustration
Life During Wartime – Talking Heads – brenda silverman-matherton clinic tempo illustration 040998

median expected tempo as
average quarter note=~0.4509 seconds
corresponding frequency=567.67999 Hertz


‘I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.’

— Igor Stravinsky