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by Djard
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to Erase a note
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Unable to Erase a note

In classical guitar music, a line between two identical numbers indicates movement of the numbered finger. If "gliss" is not added, the guitarist will not play a slide but merely use the same finger for the two notes. So adding "gliss." is necessary. Elaine Gould, in her excellent, Behind Bars , cor...
by Djard
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to Erase a note
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Unable to Erase a note

Miker's suggestion worked (thanks!), so no work was lost. My understanding is that the note could not be erased because it appeared in a measure different from that in which it was written. Here are the steps I used, which I will add to my own blogged guide (nearly 900 pages!) 1. Make sure correct l...
by Djard
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to Erase a note
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Unable to Erase a note

I disabled "Check for extra notes" and "Fill with rests at end of measure" in "Simple Entry Options" to work on a complex tuplet, which I eventually decided not to write. As a result, Finale fell apart and left a note behind that I cannot erase. Even "Clear all items" fails to removed the unwanted n...
by Djard
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: "Out-of-Range-Notes" missing in "View" menu
Replies: 1
Views: 68

"Out-of-Range-Notes" missing in "View" menu

When writing for guitar that has the 6th string tuned down to D2 (scordatura), and a guitar downward bend with the tremelo arm drops the bottom note to C#2, the note is excluded from playback, being out of normal range. The manual instructs the user to click on View -> Out-of-Range Notes -> Advanced...
by Djard
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recommended setup for Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Recommended setup for Windows 10

I noticed an appreciable difference when using a SSD. But upgrading my system from 16 GB RAM to 24 GB RAM with an i7 quad core made no difference. I think Finale's need to load soundfonts each time playback is selected and its algorithms for exporting audio could be better as a score with more than ...
by Djard
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost Documents
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Lost Documents

If the lost documents are very important then do not save any new files on the system. Get a data recovery app and burn it onto a CD disk, on another computer. If you only have one computer, ask a friend for help in creating the CD, so you can run recovery without writing to your HDD. There are a nu...
by Djard
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration

If you don't click hurriedly and wait for Finale to complete tasks, especially when closing a document or exiting, a laptop with the minimum recommended specs will be just fine. When buying a computer, nothing beats plenty of RAM for performance and reduce problems related to processing power; so if...
by Djard
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to correct playback pitch of Oohs/Aahs
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Need to correct playback pitch of Oohs/Aahs

Transposition "Up Octave" and the sound heard (an octave above playback) when entering a note had me confused, but playback now sounds correct to my ear. Thanks for the help.
by Djard
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: instruments that bypass dynamic markings & mixing faders
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: instruments that bypass dynamic markings & mixing faders

Copy and paste a few measures of your score into Finale's "Default Document," making sure HP is enabled. If the dynamic markings are honored in playback then I would suspect your library file might have something in it that Finale does not like. Uploading a sample of the problem will help the wizard...
by Djard
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to correct playback pitch of Oohs/Aahs
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Need to correct playback pitch of Oohs/Aahs

On my system, the choir Oohs and Aahs sound one octave above concert pitch when played back through MIDI. They do play correctly through VST, but Finale becomes unstable on my PC when using VST; so I avoid using the VST option. I have been adding 8vb, but then my score is technically incorrect. I se...
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: 196

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: 174

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: 174

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: 111

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: 174

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: 111

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: 173

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: 173

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: 173

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: 653

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: 171

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: 285

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: 285

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: 279

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: 279

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...