Mark Weems posted this comment of Ian Bells video. As a new player to this music I get confused what is a proper tempo. Some songs sound great and bring that 19th century feel, or what stimulates that feel to me when listening to a piece in a particular Tempo. Then some, for me, are too slow, then some are too fast. My question to all you seasoned players of this music; What is the typical tempo, or is that something that is up to the musician him or herself to decide. Some sheet music will have a tempo right at the top but most do not.
lastly, is there a 19th Century tempo. I like this phrase, and want to know what is the tempo.
I like Ian's version of Boatman's Dance,...is that what is meant by 19th century tempo?
Thank you people, I will take my answers off the air.