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In music, the word “tempo” refers to the speed or pace of the music (the number of beats per minute, for example). Tempo is surprisingly subjective, given that beat perception depends on age and cultural experience. Other factors besides beat (like the density of events per unit time) might influence how fast or slow people dance to music. Certain styles of music afford different speeds of dance, even when their tempos are the same.
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Dance--Social aspects; Dance music--Analysis, appreciation; Tempo (Music)
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Xu, Jasmine; Hayes, Jordan E.; Smithers, Cole; and Leslie, Jared, "Dance Experience Affects Tempo Perception" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 135.
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