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Subject: Re: Tunings
From: Michael at Ariascribe <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Michael at Ariascribe <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:39:58 -0800

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Doh! Of course, beats per second: even harder to count!

Thanks for catching that.

> On Feb 19, 2018, at 4:37 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There seems to be some confusion about these measurement units in this discussion.
> Hertz (Hz) are a measurement of vibrations per SECOND, not minute, and this is the 
> measurement used for tuning purposes, from the sound produced by the vibration 
> frequency (i.e. "pitch"). 1 hz is one vibration per second, etc. 
> "Beats per minute" (BPM) is the measurement used for musical tempo, as commonly clicked 
> on a metronome - often abbreviated as "MM" (Maelzel's Metronome), and is an indication 
> often seen at the start of a score, and at other changes of tempo throughout. A bpm of 60 
> is one beat per second, etc. 

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