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Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 05:14 PM
First, let me say: YES! I know about Mike's site, so please don't just throw me a link there. I want different music that you won't find on his site.

That said, I'm trying to put together some music to stick on my iPod and I have NO clue how to figure out the BPM of a song.

I'm hearing impaired and musically challenged, so can someone please explain it in a "For Dummies" manner?

Thank you!
Eileen

Bearskin
Jul. 28, 2009, 05:17 PM
Try here: http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm

Just listen to the music and tap to the beat --

SerenaGinger
Jul. 28, 2009, 05:31 PM
There are some websites that post the bpm of songs. Try googling the name of the song and "bpm" and you might get lucky.

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 05:54 PM
Try here: http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm

Just listen to the music and tap to the beat --

See, now this is the problem -- WHICH beat? Bass? Drums?

Frustrates me because I can dance -- I can feel the beat. Just don't ask me to count it, cause I don't know how. Never had to.

Eileen

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 05:54 PM
There are some websites that post the bpm of songs. Try googling the name of the song and "bpm" and you might get lucky.

Going to try this, thanks!

Eileen

Jane Savoie
Jul. 28, 2009, 06:33 PM
Ruth Poulsen just had an article about that in her free newsletter.

Equibrit
Jul. 28, 2009, 06:36 PM
Check this out; http://beats-per-minute.suggestsoft.com/ and I think it's free

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 06:49 PM
Check this out; http://beats-per-minute.suggestsoft.com/ and I think it's free

Free or no, I could kiss you! :D

Perfect. Excellent. Want!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eileen

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 06:50 PM
Ruth Poulsen just had an article about that in her free newsletter.

Hey, Jane :D

I'll check that out, too. I want to learn how to do this myself; IF I can.

Eileen

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 07:08 PM
Okay, now I'm confused.

The software tells me that Billy Idol's Dancing with Myself is 177.4 BPM, but Mike Matson's site says that it is 88 BPM.

ARGH!

Help?

Eileen

ETA: okay, so what . . . do I divide it by 2, which would give me 88.5, because the trot is a two-beat gait?

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 07:14 PM
Jane,

Ruth's newsletter tip on your site says: "• Trot 138-160 BPM"

which doesn't sync with Mike's site. His trot music stops at 98 BPM.

I think I need Mike's input here.

Going to go hunt down Ruth's newsletter.

Eileen

Jane Savoie
Jul. 28, 2009, 07:27 PM
Her website is www.ruthhoganpoulsen.com

Roan
Jul. 28, 2009, 07:29 PM
You rock, Jane!

Thanks
Eileen

torontodressage
Jul. 29, 2009, 06:39 AM
Jane,

Ruth's newsletter tip on your site says: "• Trot 138-160 BPM"

which doesn't sync with Mike's site. His trot music stops at 98 BPM.

I think I need Mike's input here.

Going to go hunt down Ruth's newsletter.

Eileen

Mike's site is completely out of sync. But you should take in consideration that at the trot you can choose a BPM based on one frontleg instead of both frontlegs.

Also, when you download all these softwareprograms you will find out that they don't agree with eachother. :no::cool: