What is the difference between BPM (Beats Per Minute, like what a DJ counts to mix) and Hz (Hertz, like what tuning forks are measured in), other than a factor of 60?
Why can I hear a 60 BPM bass beat, but not a 1 Hz tone?
At first I presumed it is because the bass beat is made of a bunch of vibrations much faster than 1 hz, but then (by having a frequency), percussion (like a drum beat ) would have a pitch, which it by definition does not, so it must be one single wave.
That said, 60 BPM means 1 of those single waves a second, so 1 Hz, but I can hear a 60 bpm drum but not a 1 Hz tone! Same goes for 120 bpm and 2 Hz etc.
Furthermore, speeding up a bass beat enough (i.e. high enough BPM) turns into a tone, as in the intro to the Swedish House Mafia song "One.":
There has to be a puzzle piece I am missing here- how does this work?