The verse focuses on the dominant (5th) note of the key (Eb major), acting almost as a plateau pitch.
Pumped Up Kicks is avery happysong byFoster The Peoplewith a tempo of128 BPM.It can also be used half-time at64 BPM or double-time at256 BPM.
|Difficulty||Easy to intermediate|
Overall, the song combines voice of instruments (bass, guitar, keyboard, synths, drum kits) and vocal sounds. At the beginning, there is repetitive drum rhythm, which is simple and energetic. Then drum was replaced by keyboard sounds, which are also in a repetitive and animated manner.
Despite being a big hit, the song was not without controversy, as it came under fire for supposedly glorifying gun violence, and eventually being banned by some radio stations following school shootings in the US.
|Tempo Marking||Translation||Beats Per Minute|
|Andante||At a walking pace, moderately slow||72 – 76 bpm|
|Andantino||Slighlty faster and more light-hearted than Andante||73 – 83 bpm|
|Moderato||Moderately||108 – 120 bpm|
|Allegretto||Moderately fast, but less than allegro||100 – 128 bpm|
Somebody That I Used To Know is a positive song by Gotye with a tempo of 129 BPM. It can also be used half-time at 65 BPM or double-time at 258 BPM.
Somebody That I Used To Know is written in the key of D Minor.
|Foster the People|
|Members||Mark Foster Sean Cimino Isom Innis|
|Past members||Jacob “Cubbie” Fink Mark Pontius|
“Pumped Up Kicks” was never banned from US radio.
To play the G Major chord, place the index finger on the 2nd fret of the C-string, ring finger on the 3rd fret of the E-string, and middle finger on the 2nd fret of the bottom A-string. Let the other string ring open.
To play the F# Major chord, place the little finger on the 3rd fret of the top g-string, index finger on the 1st fret of the C-string, ring finger on the 2nd fret of the E-string, and middle finger on the 1st fret of the bottom A-string.
The deadliest school shooting in the United States was the Virginia Tech massacre, with 33 fatalities and 23 injuries.
37 years (February 29, 1984)
Definition of pumped
: filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm pumped for the football game.
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