Optimal ranges for music

These are the ranges of danceable speeds for genres I am familiar with.
Keep in mind that the low/high ranges should be used sparingly and according to the energy of the party.



Brazilian Zouk
On tempo: 68-85 (on occasion, it may be faster, but not for long)
Low energy-lyrical: 55-67

  • In class, I will usually play songs around 72 for practicing.
  • In practicas, the bpm range for on-tempo songs will be around 74-78, and later I usually play some slower lyrical songs
  • In parties I’ll aim to move the bpm through mid 70’s up to around 80, maybe a little higher depending on the crowd, and then
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