CRASH quote of the day: In Nashville the songs usually start with someone strumming a guitar, and the strum pattern is often at a tempo between 69 and 88 beats per minute (BPM). A lot of songs are written between those tempos. So when to practice with a metronome, set it to one of those tempos. A lot of hit songs are in there. With Jason Aldean we have a lot of hits at 70, 71, 74, and 86 BPM. Those are the magic numbers.