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by ttw
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: How to get the most out of JABB
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: How to get the most out of JABB

The Human Playback just sets a bunch of preferences for accents or note durations or whether to swing eighth notes or the like. JABB is a bunch of instruments. One can mix them in any way one wishes. Somewhere (I think in the Finale help stuff and at least one tutorial), there's an explanation of wh...
by ttw
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: How to get the most out of JABB
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: How to get the most out of JABB

The biggest (but still not too big) difference seems to be the rhythmic feel and rhythmic accent settings. I do put the on the baroque ornament flag and sometime final bars (though that's not necessarily historically accurate.) I think it's more important to turn on human playback than the exact set...
by ttw
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create Timbale MIDI Map and Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Create Timbale MIDI Map and Layout

I've mostly done this using the GWI timbales, but I tried using the Garritan Instruments for Finale to see what happens. I'm using Finale 26.1 for Windows. Using the Wizard, I set up a staff for timbales. In the File Manager I chose 5-line staff. Then (this probably only applies to Finale 25 or 26) ...
by ttw
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Avoiding using cumbersome ties
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Avoiding using cumbersome ties

I do things both ways. Fortunately, I can simply use "insert" to change notation and "paste" to keep the dotted versions. What I found (using myself as both composer and sightreader, that's not as unusual as it would seem), is that having the bass line as (for example) dotted-quarter, dotted-quarter...
by ttw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Avoiding using cumbersome ties
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Avoiding using cumbersome ties

I have gone through a large number of tangos, rumbas, and other Latin American pieces. Many use a division of a 4/4 measure into 3+3+2 eights. (It's common in jazz and pop too.) Every one of them used dotted-quarter then eighth-tied-to-quarter then quarter. One can look at various practices on todot...
by ttw
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Deleted notes still display
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Deleted notes still display

In may case, I think (but do not have enough evidence) that it has something to do with Microsoft Updates interacting with either Finale or the display drivers. I had not problems then they started last fall. I do have other weird experiences unrelated to Finale so this may be of this type. I couldn...
by ttw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Deleted notes still display
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Deleted notes still display

I've had a similar problem for about two years. It started with one of the Windows 10 updates but I don't remember which one. When I edit, I get colored remnants of previous stuff. It's intermittent. I just use <ctrl>D to fix things. I spent six months trying various things with Make Music. They cou...
by ttw
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: natural sign above staff
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: natural sign above staff

I did read the same thing as Anders did about measuring dissonance above the bass in the Renaissance. I do not remember where. It was some historical book but I don't remember the actual topic. One amusing thing I have found (and have been told by others) is that is't not too hard to accompany music...
by ttw
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Conga Technique for Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Conga Technique for Finale

I picked up most of my knowledge of Latin drumming from the internet. There are lots of things about Latin Drumming. Victor Lopez has a page about this. I just look up things like "conga drum patterns" (and replace conga with the other drums). The clave rhythm is an important organizational techniqu...
by ttw
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Conga Technique for Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Conga Technique for Finale

I use Finale 26 and when I use the two percussion libraries "percussion layouts" and "GWI layouts" (I use the GWI congas). I then edit the layout (not much required) as the there are no requitos in Garritan stuff and the bass conga, bass tumba, and bass super tumba, have the same staff lines as the ...
by ttw
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Figured Bass Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Figured Bass Analysis

The 64 chord (in common practice) takes special handling. I find it easier just to note that there are several places that they occur. The most common is in a cadential context (as being discussed above). Some form of a subdominant (ii, augmented sixth, Neapolitan Sixth, IV) followed by a I64 then a...
by ttw
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Garritan
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Garritan

You do have to tell Finale where to put them sometimes. The Garritan installation program is supposed to connect things for you. If not, Finale (Make Music Site) has the equivalent of a FAQ; it's a bunch of paragraphs of instructions which tell you how to do various things; these are under "Support"...
by ttw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties Between Notes Different Laers
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Ties Between Notes Different Laers

Nice. Thanks.

(I couldn't get the voices to work as I couldn't get speedy entry to work. Probably some setting I have.)

One month's curiosity is next month's technique.
by ttw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties Between Notes Different Laers
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Ties Between Notes Different Laers

It's in Apel's "Historical Anthology of Music" (older stuff) page 168 (Piece 153). It's also in Apel's "Masters of the Keyboard." I "fixed" the problem for my version by letting the voices cross for that one note. The whole thing's sort of a borderline case. I found it interesting because I hadn't t...
by ttw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties Between Notes Different Laers
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Ties Between Notes Different Laers

I'll give it a try. (It's only one or two measures.)
by ttw
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties Between Notes Different Laers
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Ties Between Notes Different Laers

I'm transcribing (just to hear it) a toccata by Merulo. He ha a place where there are tied notes in different voices (I can play this on a keyboard instrument so it makes sense). The particular case is easy to describe: halfnote F+A and halfnote D+F in the same 2/2 measure. The upper notes belong to...
by ttw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cut and past with automatic pitch change
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Cut and past with automatic pitch change

One thing to note is that after pasting, the pastee is highlighted so one may transpose that region only.
by ttw
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I'm Outta Here
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: I'm Outta Here

I've had the same redraw during edit that is described in the OP. I spend about 6 weeks with Make Music on the problem. They could not reproduce it. I've been through several major Windows 10 updates and the problem persists. I have it on two computers (both HP), but one is a laptop and the other a ...
by ttw
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Piano "rolls"
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Piano "rolls"

It's possible also to get a more articulated arpeggio. I've done this for harp and for piano. Example: I wanted a 7-note arpeggio in 32nd-notes, slightly delayed, in a quarter-note time space. I just wrote a 32nd-rest then a 32nd note tied to a 16th-note tied to an eighth; above this, I wrote a 16th...
by ttw
Mon May 27, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Drum set issue
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Drum set issue

I found another advantage in using several Aria players for different groups of instruments. My current setup is a few woodwinds (flute, clarinet), brass (two trumpets, trombone), piano, bass (plucked acoustic 2 or a bowed bass with lots of pizzicato) and several percussion (congas, bongos, timbales...
by ttw
Thu May 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback won't start at the beginning
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Playback won't start at the beginning

Does this happen on all files or just one? That might be a clue. I've never had the problem. I alternate between "leftmost measure" and a numbered measure (either 1 or the beginning of a section) continually; it always works. Try without using "human playback" or try with a file consisting of a sing...
by ttw
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stay open or shut it down?
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Stay open or shut it down?

I shut down all such programs. It's been my experience that all large programs have some subtle bugs that often only occur in long runs. These often depend on things like small memory leaks. (Modern languages are difficult to write bug-free programs in and even so, the operating systems also have th...
by ttw
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: How to get the most out of JABB
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: How to get the most out of JABB

To get better results I use two processes. First (and probably least) is the Human Playback settings. I use a Custom setting based either on Romantic or Latin or Baroque or the like depending on what I want it to sound like. Then in the "Custom Style" stuff, regardless of other settings I do the fol...
by ttw
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPO5 and v25 help
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: GPO5 and v25 help

I'm not sure how to make it default, but there is a method (I don't remember the exact steps but it's easy) to tell Finale the order of VST libraries to search. (I think should have written that in German.) For the strings (and other instruments) I use the Human Playback and slur the connected notes...
by ttw
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Scroll VIew displays funny
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Scroll VIew displays funny

I'm in the right layer. It does look a bit like stuff are moving to another layer and back. However <cntl>D erasing seems strange too. I've tried rebooting and reloading. It's strange that it happens on two different computers; I'd think a stuck key or something like that would only affect one. It's...