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by Djard
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: adjusting location of top staff on second and further pages
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: adjusting location of top staff on second and further pages

Not sure if I am echoing what already has been said, but I select the Staff tool then drag the staff handle (just above the clef) up or down. No need to hold down Shift key. Use the the up/down arrows keys if you wish to nudge the staff up or down.
by Djard
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Lost playback of dynamics...again
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Lost playback of dynamics...again

oldmkvi, I tried your suggestion, but it did not help. But thanks anyway. Cutting and pasting sections in a score evidently corrupts the file. The only solution seems to be my universal fix, which is to copy and paste the music into a new document. I checked my key velocity assignments, which are......
by Djard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Lost playback of dynamics...again
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Lost playback of dynamics...again

gogreen, I'm not sure what you mean by "assign staff to a new instance." Sorry for being so concrete. I have only the piano part played back with ARIA, since I like the Steinway piano sound. ARIA player's playback volume is generally too weak for my liking, perhaps because of its dynamic range. Atta...
by Djard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can we write 8vb?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Can we write 8vb?

Yes, not a big deal...six of one and half-a-dozen of the other. I just wanted to try the option. Thanks. Now 8vb appears if placed below the staff and 8va if placed above.
by Djard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Lost playback of dynamics...again
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Lost playback of dynamics...again

I cut and pasted some sections in a score, which disabled playback of all the dynamics. Toggling genres in HP, replacing the library file and Data Check (File Maintenance -> Remove deleted items) all failed to solve the problem. I think previously someone posted a workaround for this issue, but I ca...
by Djard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can we write 8vb?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Can we write 8vb?

I understand that 8va below the staff equates with 8vb. But is it possible to write 8vb below that staff with playback? If so, how?
by Djard
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback scroll lost
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Playback scroll lost

None of my movie editing programs handling multiple and complex tasks, or my DAW, have issues after sleeping. I take frequent breaks when working to avoid desensitization to a score (I detect things that need editing best after some water has flowed under the bridge), but I will follow your recommen...
by Djard
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback scroll lost
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Playback scroll lost

Thanks for responding. I tired to exit the document by clicking on "x" at upper right; but "Finale stopped responding," which is a frequent problem that I encounter. The latter occurs mostly when forget to go to File -> Close -> Exit. Restarting Finale failed, but a reboot of my system did the trick...
by Djard
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback scroll lost
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Playback scroll lost

After switching to Studio View then back to Page View, the playback scroll bar got lost. Now, when I play the 20 page document, page one remains in view. Any way to get Finale to scroll the document during playback?
by Djard
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: move by 10 pixels
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: move by 10 pixels

Very unlikely such a feature exists in Finale, but take a gander at the Metatools section in the manual. When my OCPD trait gets the better of me, I find myself using screen calipers to space some things for symmetry, even while knowing Finale moves them as a result of editing or simply saving, clos...
by Djard
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tips for structuring practice session
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Tips for structuring practice session

I adhere to the saying that a good teacher imparts good information, but a superior teacher leads the student to discovery of the good information. The latter takes longer but, I think, builds the student. Asking questions that lead to intended discovery also fosters deep respect.
by Djard
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

I agree with Motet. I think the music will be even better with more distinct counter motion, but not too independent rhythmically.

"No worries." From the land down under?
by Djard
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

I agree with Motet. I think the music will be even better with more distinct counter motion, but not too independent rhythmically.
by Djard
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Unwanted Trill in playback

That option also worked! I did not realize that the entire piano part had to be selected, from the beginning to end: I was selecting only the measures on the page with the problematic measure.

The trill is gone...the trill is gone; I'm trilled that the doggone trill is gone. La-la-la.

Thanks
by Djard
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Unwanted Trill in playback

Thank you Zuill for your valuable time. I had tried clearing Smart Shapes assigned to the measure, but that option still does not work for me. Creating a new (empty) document then copying and pasting in the score works, albeit I then must edit many of the guitar chord diagrams that get mis-portrayed...
by Djard
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Unwanted Trill in playback

That works!

I spent a good amount of time comparing your settings to mine but could not detect what change you made. Please share your magic.
by Djard
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Unwanted Trill in playback

Erasing the preceding notation and deleting the subsequent measures worked in reduced the document size. The unwanted trill appears in the last measure.
by Djard
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Unwanted Trill in playback

Thank you so much for your willingness to help, but the file size exceeds the upload limit (measure #64). If I delete the four pages before the problem, it gets moved four pages back. I will try deleting all the music before the problematic measure as well all the other instruments to see if the iss...
by Djard
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Unwanted Trill in playback

No hidden layers, according to Speedy Entry; "Show active layer" is unchecked; and "Show hidden notes and rests" is enabled in View settings. I selected "Display actual measure numbers," but that made no difference in the playback. The problematic measure (treble clef of piano) is silent if I delete...
by Djard
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted Trill in playback
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Unwanted Trill in playback

I wrote a trill then deleted it. But Finale decided to play back the trill in the next measure that has no such indication. Changing HP to another genre did not help, neither did clearing all the items in the measure as well as the preceding one. Deleting the section then inserting measures copied f...
by Djard
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Behind Bars for guitar notation?
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Behind Bars for guitar notation?

No offense taken: I gladly accept the views of others. And your comment that tabs adjunctive to conventional notation have become standard in the industry helps me lot to accept the option. I was genuinely curious about how much capacity tablature has to communicate music. The sample I shared includ...
by Djard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Behind Bars for guitar notation?
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Behind Bars for guitar notation?

Interesting. Apparently I have underrated tablature. Are you able to emulate, for example, something as busy as the notation attached below?
by Djard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slurs to ties
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Slurs to ties

You might find such a feature among JW's plugins that have a myriad of options.
by Djard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problems with stem direction - 2 voices per staff. Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Problems with stem direction - 2 voices per staff. Please help

The stem direction tool in the Special Tools palette permits directing the stem just as you wish. Select the layer then the icon with an arrow on the stem. An asterisk will appear above and below each note in the selected measure. Click on an asterisk to determine which way it points. You can have e...
by Djard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Behind Bars for guitar notation?
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Behind Bars for guitar notation?

I think you will find little academic contribution in the domain of tablature because it has not enjoyed the rich history of conventional music notation, which is not unlike a sophisticated language. Moreover, conventional notation is light years ahead of pictographs through its development by some ...