Enter the notes per beat and the tempo into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Notes Per Second. 

Notes Per Second Formula

NPS = NPB * T / 60


  • NPS is the Notes Per Second (notes/sec)
  • NPB is the notes per beat
  • T is the tempo

To calculate Notes Per Second, multiply the notes per beat by the tempo, then divide by 60.

How to Calculate Notes Per Second?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Notes Per Second.

  1. First, determine the notes per beat. 
  2. Next, determine the tempo. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = NPS = NPB * T / 60.
  4. Finally, calculate the Notes Per Second.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

notes per beat = 30

tempo = 4