Image from page 72 of "A system of elocution, with special reference to gesture, to the treatment of stammering, and defective articulation .." (1846)
Authors: Comstock, Andrew, 1795-1864
Publisher: Philadelphia, E. H. Butler & co.
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ONOME OF MAELZEL. This instrument has a graduated pendulum, to whichis attached a sliding weight. The higher this weight TIME. 67 is moved upon the pendulum, the Diag. 17. slower are its vibrations; and thecontrary. When the weight cor-responds to the number 50, the vi-brations of the pendulum are theslowest; when it corresponds to160, they are the quickest. Allthe numbers on the instrumenthave reference to a minute of time.Thus, when the weight is placedat 50, fifty beats, or ticks, occurin a minte; when at 60, sixty beatsin a minute; when at 100, onehundred beats in a minute, &c.The engraving in the margin represents the instrumentin action. In reading, as a general rule, the time should bemarked on the metronome by whole measures — inother words, each measure should correspond to onetick of the instrument. In music, it is most convenient to mark the time onthe metronome in adagios, by quavers; in andantes, bycrotchets; in allegros, by minims; and in prestos, bywhole measures.
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EXAMPLES OF THE SEVERAL MOVEMENTS. In the following Examples, the words which indi-cate the movement and the corresponding numbers onthe metronome, are both employed. Adagio. Metronome 60 — two beats in a measure. J. 3 I 4 O. | *>. 0 9> O when shall day J.i XX] liXX\ J. dawn on the night of the grave! O Largo. Metronome 56— one beat in a measure. I have J. X ! XXXX I J passd a mis-er-a-ble night. 63 ELOCUTION. Larghetto. Metronome 66 — one beat in a measure. ir\ j /■ i sr. j*i j 11 j j= j= i 0 thou that rollest a - bove, round as the j J* J* I -T-T shield of my fathers! Andante. Metronome 76 — one beat in a measure. t-TjajaiJ-iJ^IJJ I J.3AI J 1 had a dream which was not all a dream. Andantino. Metronome 100 — one beat in a measure. The tree of deepest root is found 3jr i J j* i jr *i jr .ft I ir Least willing still to quit the ground. Allegretto. Metronome 112 — one beat in a measure. i rrr i r r,; j* j* i jr ^ Shivering in thy playful spray. * Note. — The figure
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