Beats

Beats are the audible pulsations of an interval or unison.


A beat rate is the count of pulsations per second.


1 beat per second (bps) is equal to 1 Hz,which at A440 is approximately 4 cents. e.g.A439is1Hz flat, and A438 is 2 Hz flat or 8 cents flat.


A false beat is a pulsation in a single string, usually due to poor scaling or termination points in the string.

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