# BPM ÷ 60 × note duration

## Step 1: BPM/60

(? / 60) x ? = Notes Per Second

? = BPM

? = quarter notes per second

## Step 2: if you have…

**Eighth notes (1/8)** – multiply by 2

**Triplet eighth notes (1/12)** – multiply by 3

**Sixteenth notes (1/16)** – multiply by 4

**Triplet sixteenth notes (1/24)** – multiply by 6

**Thirty-second notes (1/32)** – multiply by 8

**Triplet thirty-second notes (1/48)** – multiply by 12

## Example: Through the Fire & Flames red snake is 32nd notes

Formula: (200/60)*8=26.66nps

**Breakdown**

take **200** (beats per minute)

…divide by **60** (seconds)

… multiply by **8** (quarter notes per second)

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