Right, I want to ask this without confusing people...erm... I know (if you are playing in 4:4 timing) there are 4 beats in every bar... I know... a half note recieves 2 beats ...a 1/4 note 1 beat ... an 1/8 note half a beat and so on.... But... If you are playing 1/8 notes at 60bpm, are you playing 1/8 notes at 60bpm or 1/4 notes at 120bpm? Similarly, if you play 16ths at 110bpm are you actually playing 8ths at 220bpm or even 1/32 notes at 55bpm? I know in each case both are correct but how do you decide which is correct. When I see music notation, the timing makes sense but If I try to work it out for myself I always end up asking this question. If u can understand what I am saying, I would be gratful if you could set me straight on this. Thanks.