posted on Mar, 18 2010 @ 01:17 AM
Whats funny about all of this is that I'm a musician, I've been playing various instruments since I was 5, and I've noticed recently (as in the
past 18 months or so) that when counting things or trying to gauge a tempo, I'm off. Usually, most musicians speed things up a bit without a
metronome, I've noticed I've slipped from my usual 180bpm to around 165-150bpm. Before you go and say "WOW! that must mean you think things are
slowing down" think again. I can only fit 165 beats of what I normally play into a minute, I'm used to playing 180. I do believe time is speeding
Logically I suppose you could argue I've just gotten used to playing slower, i.e. I haven't been playing as much or I've adjusted my style for
something a little slower. This isn't the case. Every musician can write and play pieces in a variety of signatures and tempos, I'm not an
exception to this rule, but the style of play/writing I've become accustom to sits around 180-200bpm not 165-150bpm. Its seriously been bothering
me. At first I shrugged it off, but when it slowly transitioned from being every few days to being a constant...
Of course I could just be imagining all of this. It could just be me, but I'm glad not the only one whose been feeling something strange.