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Descending Glissando

Postby HollowSunsets » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:35 pm

I'm currently transcribing a song and I've gotten to a part where the right hand kind of rolls..and I don't really know how else to express it in sheet music without using the glissando notation. But when I use a glissando with this chord, it always ascends, rather than descending, which makes it sound odd.
How do I change the direction of the glissando?
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Re: Descending Glissando

Postby Warren Barnett » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:54 pm

Usually, you need to give the gliss a starting and ending note, and then make sure the glissando marking goes up or down in the desired direction.
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Re: Descending Glissando

Postby miker » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:09 pm

It sounds to me like he's talking about an arpeggiated chord, not a gliss. And I'll SWEAR I remember something about this. But maybe it was just in a guitar chord, where you could have the strum go either way...
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Re: Descending Glissando

Postby HollowSunsets » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:18 am

Yeah, I'm talking about an arpeggiated chord. Sorry that I didn't specify. I start the gliss from the top note to the bottom note but it's still an ascending gliss.
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Re: Descending Glissando

Postby HollowSunsets » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:44 am

Sorry...but I still haven't received a complete answer for this question.
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Re: Descending Glissando

Postby miker » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:01 pm

You might want to contact Finale tech support. Remember, we are just users like you, and if we don't know the answer, we can't help.

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Re: Descending Glissando

Postby CJCongdon » Tue May 15, 2012 7:45 pm

I believe there might be a separate symbol for the "roll" with the arrow pointed down. If not, then you can edit the roll by reversing the timing of each note, the top note having a lower value, than the bottom note, etc.
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