I sondaggi compiuti sui canti consentono alla studiosa di avanzare alcune considerazioni generali, che confermano come la dominanza di certi tempi
verbali abbia un suo ordine anche qui, e va interpretata secondo le note categorie del mondo commentato e del mondo narrato.
Still, some piano festivals and competitions require technique at specified tempi
, but one finds even then that the practice sometimes is only for the competition rather than as a regular part of the lessons.
Although the topics of the essays in Tempi
e spazi di vita femminile are far-reaching, the book itself functions as a well-conceived whole, with few dissonant notes.
Due to the extreme ranges of tempi
, the theme was constructed to work well melodically and harmonically at slower tempi
, and within a kind of textural polyphony as the tempi
become increasingly faster.
The logical consequences of this allowance are discussed below, but as Bruno Repp has pointed out (review of Shaping Time in Music Perception, 13 : 590), even if one limits the proportional choices to just the simplest ratios of 1:1, 2:1, 2:3, and 3:4, given the +/- 5 percent variation Epstein countenances, the probability that any two randomly chosen tempi
will exhibit a proportional relationship is 43 percent.
The boundary between that region and full free choice was apparently permanently traversed early in the 19th century, leading to Beethoven's statement (1826) that `we can hardly have any tempi
ordinari any more, now we must follow our free inspiration'.
If there is a range of tempi
given, the second and third performances are at the lowest and highest metronome markings.
After a time the child discriminates this particular tempo from other tempi
or the absence of any tempo.