#NP (now playing) Bob Dylan: #59 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time | The Times They Are A Changin’- Speeds, Tempo Graphs, Digital music screens, Video Embed

Bob Dylan, speed and self-control : what does it mean for you?

English: Bob Dylan performing in Ahoy Rotterda...
English: Bob Dylan performing in Ahoy Rotterdam The Netherlands June 1984 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The key to happiness is the mastery of self-control.  Nothing brings the elements of speed and self-control better than songs, no matter the type of animal using such methods to communicate.

The Rolling Stone magazine‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time ranks a third Bob Dylan written and performed song, #59–“The Time They Are A Changin’,” a waltz.

Bob Dylan, "The Times they Are A Changin'" meanspeed contiguous calibration chart 2
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Bob Dylan, “The Times they Are A Changin'” 3600-wales-harmonic-tempo-map
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Bob Dylan, “The Times they Are A Changin'” meanspeed contiguous calibration chart 2
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"Like A Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan - meanspeed tempo map
LIKE A ROLLING STONE by barack Obama supporter ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, aka bob dylan

radar graph based on 8 trials of measurement in contiguous groups of 15 beats © 2007, James T.S. Manning

James T.S. Manning, Meanspeed Music’s Calibrator-in-Chief, measured this summary of speeds–
beats measured=540
mean time=3 minutes, 8.14 seconds
rhythm=waltz
meanspeed=172.2 beats per minute
meanspace=348 milliseconds per beat.

One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

linear chart with a 2d degree polynomial trend line based on 8 trials of measurement in contiguous groups of 15 beats © 2007 James T.S. Manning

8 trials of measurement in contiguous groups of 15 beats accounting for 540 beats over 3 minutes, 8 seconds, © 2007 James T.S. Manning


Rolling Stone’s Top 59 of 500 by rank


Rolling Stone’s Top 59 of 500 in order of descending speed.

 

as Google has noted,

as of this declassification date of 4/25/17,

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wondrin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like
Mama’s homemade dress
Papa’s bank book wasn’t big enough
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
Heading out for the east coast
Lord knows I’ve paid some dues
Gettin’ through
Tangled up in blue
She was married when we first met
Soon to be divorced
I helped her out of a jam I guess
But I used a little too much force
We drove that car as far as we could
Abandoned it out west
Split up on a dark sad night
Both agreeing it was best
She turned around to look at me
As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
We’ll meet again some day
On…” 
(showing the full extent of the lyrics may have been illegal to do when I studied these tempos in 1990)

 

 

Author: Schneider

Recovering from 5 brain operations, savage subarachnoid aneurysm. Member of New York bar, May 1991-peresent. "Nothing can stop the man with right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - THOMAS JEFFERSON