How good are you at guessing BPM?
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    Default How good are you at guessing BPM?

    When I'm listening to random songs on shuffle or streaming radio I like to try to guess the BPM of each track. I've gotten pretty good at it and I can guess within +/- 2 BPM. Does anyone else do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToOntown View Post
    When I'm listening to random songs on shuffle or streaming radio I like to try to guess the BPM of each track. I've gotten pretty good at it and I can guess within +/- 2 BPM. Does anyone else do this?
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    I'm pretty good at it too, all those years listening to the default rebirth patterns have paid off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Bastard View Post
    All the time

    I'm pretty good at it too, all those years listening to the default rebirth patterns have paid off.


    I used to but since I started producing now I'm like "Oh thats a sawtooth wave in that lead, there's a squarewave with some distortion" etc.

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    Yeah I mean, if I'm listening to Tech House radio there's not much guesswork, but Hip Hop, Pop, Classic Rock...

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    Count the first 15 seconds so you dont lose track and times it by 4.

    In my opinion its probably the most accurate and easiest method. Every time ive done it ive not been far off.

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    It's definitely something that improves the longer you do it. I can get most things fairly easy, some hip hop just completely confuses me though.

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    I can but I alwaysbhave to look at a watch or something to keep track of seconds

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    I can guess 110bpm/128bpm/140bpm/180bpm 99% of the time LOL everything is made at the same bpm's these days so if you listen to the style you know the bpm... I only know 90bpm "westcoast" hiphop, never really played hip hop to get familiar with it though.

    How do you know if you are right when listening to your ipod though?
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    I tag my music on my ipod with their BPM in the album section. Fun little game to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synthet1c View Post
    How do you know if you are right when listening to your ipod though?
    Good question. I only use Spotify and Slacker mobile apps for my music so I don't have any tracks on my iPhone. Most times if I have a data connection I'll just Google "Track Name BPM" and 9 times out of 10 I get the answer. Or I'll count with the stopwatch on my phone.

    Rarely do I make a note to check later...it's just a game

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