By Amy Vega - August 19, 2014

Why is 54 beats per minute the key?


Why is 54 the optimal beat for training/brain synchronization?


Adagio is a term in music that means “slowly and gracefully.” A tempo of 54 beats per minute (bpm) allows you to remain at ease (almost meditatively so) while moving slowly and rhythmically to the beat. Practice is more neurologically impactful when it is repeated over and over with proper form (in the case of IM, it must be rhythmical), and each time the movement is repeated, it is repeated … SLOWLY.  A great resource to learn more about the amazing impact of training slowly and repeatedly is The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. by Daniel Coyle.


Amy Vega, MS, CCC-SLP

Interactive Metronome, Inc

Clinical Education Director

Clinical Advisory Board Director

Clinical Education Administrator

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