If you need an accurate assessment of the
real-time length of a section of music, the Selection tool can help. The
time displayed is based on the current tempo settings for the piece in
the Playback Controls, including any tempo changes, ritards, and so on
set up as playback effects on an expression.
- Click the Selection tool and select a region.
music for some region-selecting shortcuts.
- Choose Utilities > Check Notation > Check Elapsed Time. Or, while pressing the 3 key, double-click the
highlighted area. A dialog box appears, displaying (1) the amount
of time that has passed from the beginning of the piece to the beginning
of the selected region; (2) the time that has passed from the beginning
of the piece to the end of the selected region; and (3) the total time
of the selected region itself (all in thousandths of a second).
- Click OK (or press ENTER).