blackorpheus16 wrote:...how do you make a switch from a percussion instrument of indefinite pitch to one of definite pitch on the same staff? More specifically I want to move from indefinite pitches to marimba, but in simply changing clef from percussion to treble I am left with the percussion map/unwanted noteheads in treble clef. What is the best way to make the change on the same staff, and how can I get playback (using Finale 2010)?...
I have already indicated the steps in my post above.
Here are some more details:
For the layout you need a staff style that changes the "Notation Style" from "Percussion" to "Standard".
For the playback change you will need an expression that performs a Channel Change:
In the MIDI instruments, the non-pitched percussion instruments are on Channel 10.
To switch to Marimba you need to change the Channel to something else than 10 - you can't have Marimba (or any other pitched instrument) on Channel 10.
blackorpheus16 wrote:...if you use staff styles to change the transposition of an instrument beginning on a new page, how do you get the courtesy key signature to appear to the left of the barline at the end of the previous page? Typically I would want it to the right of the barline, but not if the key change is only for one instrument.
If I understand you correctly, Finale displays the cautionary key signature to the right of the barline, and you would prefer to make the cautionary key signature appear to the left of the barline (because the key change is only for one instrument)?
Here's a way:
- Hide the cautionary key signature (in the Measure Attributes).
- Add a false cautionary key signature as a shape expression.
When creating the key signature shape in the Shape Designer you should be aware that the staff height is 24 Points.
Therefore, 1 "scale step height" is 3 Points.
For the horizontal positioning, note this:
The width is increased with
6 points for each extra flat added to the key signature,
5.75 points for each extra natural added to the key signature,
6.75 points for each extra sharp added to the key signature.