finding the first bpm of any song
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    I'm a beginner dj can you please explain when beatmatching, is the first BPM of any song the first beat or first sound or word in the intro of a song?

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    the first sound you will hear is most likely the beginning of a bar, the first beat. Even if it's not a real "beat" since it's not a drum sound.
    But if you're learning, get some minimal tracks or something that has a loud and distinct beat going.

    I learned beatmatching on "Pyramid" from Lazy Rich


    PS : and BPM stands for "Beats Per Minute". So you can't say "what's the first BPM of this song".
    Last edited by dope; 12-27-2011 at 08:43 PM.

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    A lot of stuff will start with a kick.

    I imagine that you're referring to the stuff that doesn't?

    It's just a matter of practice. It's something that I'm working on myself, just getting the phrasing right. Most of the times with a start of a tune, I can get it fairly good by ear, but some songs have a weird beginning and it just takes a couple tries to get familiar with it.

    That's how I go about it anyhow.
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