Get Bar count from Time and Tempo

Need to calculate the number of bars in a piece of recorded music?

Look no further.

Use a metronome (I use the Metrotimer App ) to get your beats per minute. Derive the total time from the time counter numbers in iTunes or another playback app (or use a stopwatch! Old-style!)

The time signature is almost always going to be “4” these days – until the Waltz comes roaring back into fashion…

About Jon Burr

Jon Burr is a composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, bandleader, bassist, and educator from Yonkers, NY.. and a Finale user since 1996. As owner/operator of Arranger for Hire, he serves music arranging and production customers from around the world. A veteran touring bassist, his performance credits include Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, The Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli and many others. Arranging customers have included the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Chilean Astronomy Society, The Milpitas Community Concert Band, The Honey Taps, The Montclair Kimberly Academy’s annual musical, and many others. He writes for and leads his own ensembles, including the Jon Burr Quintet. His arrangements for Swedish YouTube artist Kim Andersson have received over 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.