I'm one of those people that doesn't really have a real piano to play at home, but I have a keyboard with weighted keys. So, it pretty much serves my needs for now. My keyboard doesn't really have a metronome, per se, but one of its auto-rhythm sequences is just a plain ol' click. So, I can use it as a metronome when I want one. The rhythm accompaniment section has an LED which flashes for the downbeat, and one that flashes for each quarter note. The quarter note LED flashes twice for every click in this metronome-like pattern. Thus, it seems to me that the click is really a half note interval. But, when I practice with it, I hear it as a quarter note. (the downbeat is not accented). Does this mean that the BPM shown on the display is actually half of the real BPM that I am playing? Are you confused yet
For instance, I've been working on the first Bach 2-part invention in C, and practicing it at a relatively slow tempo. The display says 69 BPM, and I'm hearing the click as a quarter note. I really don't know anything about BPM, sinc I'm just used to approximating tempo based on tempo words like andante, etc. But I'm just curious, and want to get a feel for what range of numbers the words can mean. Thanks.