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  • BPM for the Muscially Challenged

    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
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  • #2
    Try here: http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm

    Just listen to the music and tap to the beat --
    "Listen to your mind. It has a whole lot more brain cells than your heart does." - SillyHorse

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    • #3
      There are some websites that post the bpm of songs. Try googling the name of the song and "bpm" and you might get lucky.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Bearskin View Post
        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
        Mad Mare™ Studio
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          #5
          Originally posted by SerenaGinger View Post
          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
          Mad Mare™ Studio
          Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.
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          • #6
            Ruth Poulsen just had an article about that in her free newsletter.
            jane savoie
            dressage mentor

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            • #7
              Check this out; http://beats-per-minute.suggestsoft.com/ and I think it's free
              ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                #8
                Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                Check this out; http://beats-per-minute.suggestsoft.com/ and I think it's free
                Free or no, I could kiss you!

                Perfect. Excellent. Want!

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

                Eileen
                Mad Mare™ Studio
                Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Jane Savoie View Post
                  Ruth Poulsen just had an article about that in her free newsletter.
                  Hey, Jane

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

                  Eileen
                  Mad Mare™ Studio
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                    #10
                    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?
                    Mad Mare™ Studio
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                      #11
                      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
                      Mad Mare™ Studio
                      Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.
                      http://MadMare.com

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                      • #12
                        Her website is www.ruthhoganpoulsen.com
                        jane savoie
                        dressage mentor

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                          #13
                          You rock, Jane!

                          Thanks
                          Eileen
                          Mad Mare™ Studio
                          Custom Swarovski®, Czech glass and gemstone browbands in Circlet, Diadem and Tiara styles. Matching stock pins, bracelets and belts.
                          http://MadMare.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Roan View Post
                            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.

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