Last rehearsal we played Walking on Sunshine, I believe the tempo is 233 bpm at 1/4 note....I counted it in 1,2..1,2,3,4 as you do. The band looked at me and said that tempo is wayyyy too fast then we argued over it for a while.
I reckon they are wrong in that they are counting the 1/2 note tempo which would be half of the 1/4 note tempo but if I count the 1/2 note tempo then it doesn't give the correct feel for the song because I believe its a 2/4 time signature hence the double time feel.
So, what is the correct way to bring the song in.....aren't all tempo's usually set to the 1/4 note?
i.e....1/4 note = 233
Pretty much any song that has a double time drum beat has fairly high 1/4 note count. But if you try to count it in as 1/2 note then the double time feel of the song isn't relayed correctly, I'd reckon?
Interested in your opinions,