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Figuring out BPM?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Flat6Driver, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    See I couldn't get that...maybe if I spelled "Rosanne" correctly. LOL

    It's a fun tune, never heard it before yesterday
     
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  2. screamin eagle

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    Download the app LIVE BPM on your phone. Play the song and the app will let you know.

    I like to use this a rehearsal jams cause it keeps a running graph and we can watch if we're creeping up or down. Sometimes a slight creep up is good for moving the tune along, but often it's not so it's good to see if we're creeping a little.

    You'd be surpised about a lot of old records. Lots of creeping bpm.
     
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    The song was written by John Kilzer and appeared on his first album Memory In The Making released in 1988. I bought the album when it first came out, and it is a great album! Green Yellow and the title track are both great cuts. John is a Jackson TN native and played basketball at Memphis State. Check out John's original version!
    Red Blue Jeans is another great track from this album.
     
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  4. Flat6Driver

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    Thanks. I learned it for an audition that went nowhere, but I had a lot of fun learning it. I'll need to check it out.
     
  5. ndcaster

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    if you have a phone, get a metronome app with a tap tempo on it
     
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    If I want to figure out BPMs quickly, I’ll tap along on a digital metronome that has a tap temp feature.
     
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    Again, live BPM app works great at this and is useful in other scenario's as well.

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    When I need to know the tempo of a song, I use a freeware PC download called tap tempo. You just tap the space bar to the tempo of the song and after a while it calculates the number of BPM. In this case I tapped with the snare on the 2 and 4 and it came out 86 BPM. Here is a link to the download. http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/Audio/taptempo/Freeware.htm
     
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