Determine the BPM of a song’s tempo

Determining Beats Per Minute of a song to use a Metronome

Determining Beats Per Minute of a song to use a Metronome

On a metronome you set the ‘BPM’ or ‘Beats Per Minute’. Occasionally the BPM is marked on music.

If you don’t know the BPM you can determine it using one of many apps or by using TempoTap.com. Here is what you do…

Determine the BPM of a song’s tempo.

Use the space bar to tap each beat. The BPM (beats per minute) will be automatically computed to determine the tempo of a song. The more beats you provide, the more accurate the resulting BPM will be.

There are separate directions for using touchscreen.

Here are manual instructions for determining BPM of a song via WikiHow.com.

Getting Started Playing Ukulele with Kala

Kala Ukuleles

Kala Brand Music Co. offers a great line of ukuleles for every age and skill level from the Makala models which feature bright colors and either a dolphin or shark shaped bridge to the Kala Elite USA which are handmade in AMERICA ukes.

Did you know that they offer tools for getting started playing the ukulele via their Website and their APPS. Click here to get started – enter your email to register for ‘Learn to Play‘ resources.

Resources include:

  • Parts of the Ukulele
  • Videos on tuning, holding and playing the ukulele
  • and Videos on playing chords, playing styles/techniques, and learning songs

While you are there check out there APPS,

KALA TUNER APP

Whether in the studio or on the go, quickly tune your favorite Kala instrument with the free Kala Chromatic Tuner app!

UKEOKE APP

Learn to play your favorite songs with the karaoke-style app, Ukeoke! Easy chords, lyrics and more for over 1500+ hit songs!

Amahi begins Ukulele Tips of the Week on Facebook

If you don’t know Amahi ukuleles, please give me the pleasure to introduce you. Amahi has been making fine violins for years under the name Amati (with a ‘t’). They recently started making intentionally inexpensive ukuleles and I believe that they are a great contender! They now have a broad range of ukes from $50ish student ukuleles which are similar to Makala to $500ish models.  I really like the quality of their intermediates ($150-$300ish). They also offer more expensive brands under separate brand names. They are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit their Website and ‘like’ them on Facebook to learn more about them.

They also offer less expensive AND more expensive brands under separate brand names.

Amahi is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit their Website and ‘like’ them on Facebook to learn more about them.