If 60 is 1 second, 120 is hald a second, whats a expression we could use to find out the duration of a beat?
Quote by {offc}firefly
60/(tempo marking)=seconds

should help you out, I think this it what you meant

by tempo marking you mean bpm?
Quote by SlayedInTheFace
by tempo marking you mean bpm?

Bpm means beat per MINUTE

so 60 bpm means 60 beats in 1 minute.

1 minute has 60 seconds, so 1 beat is 1 second

1 beat = 1 quarter note cause 4/4 is 4 beats per measure.

is it any deviation from 8 (5/8, 6/8 etc.) then there's 2 beats every second at a tempo of 60 bpm.

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