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Beats Per Minute or BPM are used to calculate the 'Timing' of a song and acts as a guide to the speed it should be played. i.e., 60 bmp = 60 counts in 1 minute = 1 beat per second.

You can practice counting the BPM with our Beat Counter below.  Use your CD player, Tape Deck or Radio to play a track and use the counter and chart to work out the beats per minute.  Practice tapping to the beat, get a feel for the 'Rhythm', work out the 'Tempo' & have Fun!!  Easy stuff huh!

Grab some free bpm software or a metronome to download and use offline on your computer.  When using the counter please note that it is not 100% accurate due to the time it takes to hit the keyboard and the current internet activity!  If the counter shows % of a beat you should round it up or down depending on the music e.g., 58.988888 would be 60 bpm.  For more theory, info & a neat Tempo & Delay Calculator check out the Timing Links!

Contributor: Derek Chilcote-Bacco dac-b@usa.net
Contributor URL: www.mixed.net
Description: A manual Beats per Minute (BPM) counter for DJs, Musicians, Singers.  Counts the beats-per-minute of a song by tapping a key or the mouse to the beat of a song. Simply click on the page to start the time then tap any key to the beat. Cool!

AVERAGE BPM
ONCLICK BPM
TIMING HITS

Click on the page to start the bpm counter
Press a key or click your mouse to measure beats.
You may also the counter.
Netscape 4.x+ and MSIE 4.x+ compatible.
Free JavaScripts provided
by The JavaScript Source

Download
Free BPM counter & Metronome

To download right click on the link and 'Save As' to your computers hard drive.  All links to the software suppliers site open in a new window.

Download ARBPM102.zip
Measure the rate of anything by hitting any key on your keyboard. Visit Site

Download BPM_Meter.exe
Automatic beat counter takes sound from any input and displays the beat every 4 seconds. Visit Multimania

Download BPMcounter.zip
Javascript counter that runs in a web browser (Explorer 4 or higher required). Visit Site

Download BPMWizard.zip
Displays BPM automatically. (Shareware $10 to register)  Good for dance & techno, demo version runs for 5 minutes before shutting down. Visit Audio Tools

Download Metronome.zip
Handy Metronome for musicians & songwriters.

Freeware & Shareware Downloads
Our Music Software Downloads Section - Check it out!!


How to use this chart
(Use the closest reading on the chart to the reading on the watch).

bullet image If possible use a 'DIGITAL' stopwatch.
bullet image Play the song you want to time.
bullet image Count the first 17 beats.
bullet image You stop the watch on the 17 th beat.
bullet image Match the reading on the watch to the chart.
bullet image That is the "Beats Per Minute" {BPM} of the song.
bullet image Click Here to Jump to Chart

Beats Per Minute Reference Chart

BPM

Whole Beat

1/4 of a Beat

1/2 a Beat

3/4 of a Beat

120

8.00

7.98

7.97

7.95

121

7.93

7.92

7.90

7.89

122

7.87

7.85

7.84

7.82

123

7.80

7.79

7.77

7.76

124

7.74

7.73

7.71

7.70

125

7.68

7.66

7.65

7.63

126

7.62

7.60

7.59

7.57

128

7.56

7.54

7.53

7.51

129

7.44

7.43

7.41

7.40

130

7.38

7.37

7.36

7.34

131

7.33

7.31

7.30

7.29

132

7.27

7.26

7.25

7.23

133

7.22

7.20

7.19

7.18

134

7.16

7.15

7.14

7.12

135

7.11

7.10

7.08

7.07

136

7.06

7.05

7.03

7.02

137

7.01

6.99

6.98

6.97

138

6.96

6.94

6.93

6.92

139

6.91

6.89

6.88

6.87

140

6.86

6.84

6.83

6.82

141

6.81

6.80

6.78

6.77

142

6.76

6.75

6.74

6.73

143

6.71

6.70

6.69

6.68

144

6.67

6.66

6.64

6.63

145

6.62

6.61

6.60

6.59