The Playback tab contains controls for setting the playback tempo and for starting, stop, or pausing score playback.
The first play button starts playing the score from the beginning. The second play button starts playing the score beginning in the measure that the Entry Cursor is currently on. The third button pauses the score during playback.
The tempo slider can be adjusted before or during playback, and is updated automatically if you have set a tempo map for the score using the Tempo Map panel.
The Tracks tab allows you to turn on or off specific track (staves) for playback for situations where you want to listen to only some of the staves. Click on the buttons to enable or disable individual staff numbers. The On button turns all tracks on, while the Off button turns all tracks off. In the example above only staves 2 and 3 are enabled for playback.
The Options tab includes some checkboxes that allow you:
As well, there is a setting to indicate what measure the score should start playing at.
The pull-down menu located at the top-right corner of the Playback Control pane contains the following items:
|Play Selection||play only the selected notes in the score.|
|Tempo Map||display the Tempo Map panel so that a series of tempo changes can be specified.|
|Playback Map||display the Playback Map panel so that repetitions of certain portions of the score can be set.|
|Clear Options||clear the checkboxes in the Options tab.|
- As well as the playback controls on this pane, you can use the Play and Play From Cursor buttons on the Score Controls (at the top of the score window).
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