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How do i create rests

Postby kly45 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:09 pm

I'm finding finale hard to use, how to I create rests? I can't find the answer for this anywhere!
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Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:23 pm

It depends on the way you input music.

Here is one of the ways:

In the Simple Entry Tool - with the entry caret displaying - you can choose the rhythmic value on the NumPad:

8 = double whole
7 = whole
6 = half
5 = quarter
4 = eighth
3 = sixteenth
2 = thirtysecond

To enter a note, first choose the rhythmic value, then hit the corresponding letter key on the QWERTY keyboard:
G = G
F = F
E = E
D = D
&c.

To enter a rest, first choose the rhythmic value, then hit 0 on the NumPad.

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Postby ngawethuu » Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:33 pm

Or in the Simple Entry Tool, ctrl+click to choose the desired note. When you press "r", the note itself turns into a rest of the same rhytmic value.
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Re: How do i create rests

Postby jsb » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:16 pm

kly45 wrote:I'm finding finale hard to use, how to I create rests? I can't find the answer for this anywhere!

If you're using Speedy to enter notes, and you want, say, an 8th rest, first enter an 8th note (hit 4) anywhere (pitch doesn't matter) then hit Clear, and the 8th note turns into an 8th rest. Similarly for any other value: "Clear" transforms the note to a rest.
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Postby chillowack » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:30 pm

Isn't there a simple rest icon somewhere, as in other versions of Finale? Something you just click on, and it appears in the staff?

This multiple-step approach to creating rests, with corresponding numbers and clicking clear to transform it, etc. seems awfully complicated. With the number of rests in a typical piece, this must take forever!

Is there any easy, one-click way to do it? Some way to make a rest palette appear at the top, or something?
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Postby miker » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:31 pm

Yes, there is a Simple Rest palette, but it doesn't save you anything at all. You would still have to use the mouse to click on the rest, and then click in the score. If you are using the QWERTY keyboard and numberpad to enter the notes, you just hit the numberpad to select the duration, the same as you would for a note, and hit the 0 to enter a rest. It doesn't get any easier.

How are you entering the rest of your notes? Have you done the tutorials?
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Postby chillowack » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:23 pm

Thanks for the reply, miker.

How do I access the Simple Rest palette?

No, I haven't done the tutorials.

The way I place notes is by using the mouse to select the desired note, and then plotting it on the staff.
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Postby chillowack » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:22 pm

I have found the Simple Rest Palette: it is located in the Windows menu.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby miker » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:34 pm

Believe me, that's the toughest way to get it done! Read up on using the QWERTY keyboard and numberpad. Any time you lose by learning this method, you will make up on the first piece of music you input this way.
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Postby chillowack » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:38 pm

Okay, I'll look into switching methods, thanks miker.
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