Enter the total number of measures and the tempo into the calculator to determine the duration of a piece of music in triple time.

## Triple Time Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the duration of a piece of music in triple time.

D = (N * T) / B

Variables:

- D is the duration of the piece of music (in minutes)
- N is the total number of measures in the piece
- T is the tempo of the piece (in beats per minute)
- B is the number of beats in each measure (for triple time, this is typically 3)

To calculate the duration of a piece of music in triple time, multiply the total number of measures by the tempo. Then divide the result by the number of beats in each measure. This will give you the duration of the piece in minutes.

## What is a Triple Time?

Triple time is a musical term referring to a rhythm or meter characterized by three beats in each measure. This means that for every bar of music, there are three strong beats, typically structured as one strong beat followed by two weaker ones. Some common examples of triple time signatures are 3/4, 3/8, and 9/8. Waltzes are often written in triple time.

## How to Calculate Triple Time?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Triple Time duration using the given formula.

- First, determine the total number of measures in the piece (N).
- Next, determine the tempo of the piece (T) in beats per minute.
- Next, determine the number of beats in each measure (B).
- Next, multiply the total number of measures (N) by the tempo (T).
- Finally, divide the result by the number of beats in each measure (B) to calculate the Triple Time duration (D).

**Example Problem:**

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

Total number of measures (N) = 120

Tempo (T) = 160 beats per minute

Number of beats in each measure (B) = 3