I love knowing the beats per minute of a song. I’ve transitioned from someone who didn’t use the bpm very often (except for climbs) to one who heavily relies upon it to match the cadence objectives of my planned ride.
This is not a discussion of whether you should or shouldn’t teach to the beat—there are pros and cons to both methods of teaching, so I will save that discussion for another post.
This article is directed at those who either DO teach to the beat or those who would like to teach to the beat more often, but are confounded by not knowing what the beats per minute of a song is. If you use Mixmeister you are ahead of the game, because Mixmeister analyzes and displays the bpm of every song. But if you are not planning on purchasing Mixmeister software then it’s nice to know there are other means of discovering the bpm.