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05-30-2006, 11:46 AM
so i know how to do nps but my math's isn't good at the moment and i'm tired and got an headache:P

but how do you count that for in polyrhyhtms


i want to know the speed of 1 bar with 36....32ths
( four groupings of 9 (32th notes)
BPM = 87

Also state the method how to do this please

05-30-2006, 12:08 PM
waitin for resiliance to reply :o

05-30-2006, 12:15 PM
Well, the info you give me isn't really clear to me, so I'll just assume you mean a bar with 36 32nd notes at 87 BPM.

This is pretty simple... 16th notes are 4 notes per beat, so 32nd notes are 8 notes per beat. Assuming you're in 4/4, a bar=4 beats, now, there's no problem if you had 32 notes, as that'd just be 8 per beat... But you've got 4 more to get in there now.

So what I'd do is take the full bar, so (36*32)/60, and divide that by 4, as there are 4 bars, to get the right result, if you get what I mean.

I'm not really good at explaining stuff like this :p: I hope you get it, if not, I'll try and explain more clearly.

(Btw: the result would be 4,8 nps)

Edit: And I sure do hope I got this **** right... :p: Looks okay though.

05-30-2006, 12:23 PM
wel i understand yes only 4,8 nps ****in slow:P

05-30-2006, 12:25 PM
Or very ****ing fast, if I somehow misplaced a comma :p:

05-30-2006, 12:32 PM
:P no i think it's right but it sounds faster than i thought it were but i never did this and i don't really care but just fun to know:

but my thingys doesn't work so what if i do 16ths at 160 bpm is it:

160 * 8 / 60?

05-30-2006, 12:33 PM
No, because 16th notes are 16 in a bar, a bar is (in 4/4) 4 beats, so 16/4 = 4 notes per beat for 16th notes. This is the number you use.

So it's 160*4/60.

05-30-2006, 12:36 PM
oh now i get ait now it's easy:)

05-30-2006, 12:41 PM
ive done the other thing another way and my outcome is around 12.6 nps

i got a midi file if you want to have so you can listen then tell me how to do that or something

05-30-2006, 12:49 PM
How did you do it? I might've ****ed up, never calculated something like that myself so hey... How'd you do it then?

05-30-2006, 12:52 PM

al 32s and basically just cut the last part of and fill the bar of so it's a bit the same speed

96*8/60 = 12,8
this means that it's even a bit slower

05-30-2006, 01:11 PM
Blaagh, I just noticed (I wasn't really paying attention before) you gave me wrong info...

I was too tired to notice just then as I had just come home :p: but you can't have a bar with 36 32nd ones in 4/4 ofcourse... You mean groupings of nine, like triplets, only with 9 notes instead of 3? (I don't know the name for those :p: )


05-30-2006, 01:21 PM
yeah 9 tuplets:P