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by Djard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Share Your Music
Topic: Question for composers
Replies: 10
Views: 2750

Re: Question for composers

Thank you so much. I do appreciate motet's philosophy. But now I feel more comfortable about truncating the score.
by Djard
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Share Your Music
Topic: Question for composers
Replies: 10
Views: 2750

Write a waltz in 6/8 ???

Another Q if I may... I wrote a song that has a "Straussian" waltz feel. But often with only one or two notes per measure, the score appears awfully long (for a song). I am thinking of writing the sheet music in 6/8 to truncate the length. I'm curious how other composers feel about writing a waltz i...
by Djard
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"

If the problem occurs when working with all Finale documents, it sounds like you may have to uninstall Finale, purge MakeMusic and Finale footprints from the registry, reboot and then re-install Finale.
by Djard
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is Finale's Preferences file located
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Where is Finale's Preferences file located

I wish to regenerate Finale's Preferences file but cannot find the path in File Manager. Running a search for Preference was unfruitful.
by Djard
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Ritard is not working only in specific measures
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Ritard is not working only in specific measures

In such case, I add an extra rit. or rall or use the "Tempo Tap" option that always works.
by Djard
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"

When you say regenerate the Preference file, do you mean re-save it or replace it from a backup?
by Djard
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"

If the problem you experience occurs only with a specific document then the cause may be file corruption. I also get the "Finale not responding" message but only in heavily edited work. Finale definitely does not like polyphonic flamenco guitar music, with rasgueados, golpes and other custom marks; ...
by Djard
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: E-MU audio interface and Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: E-MU audio interface and Windows 10

The generic ASIO4ALL driver worked me when I used a Focusrite, DBX and a 7.1 SS USB h'ware in my studio. I downloaded my copy from Steinberg, which is one of the manufacturers of the universal driver. If your h'ware mfr is proprietary-based, your only option is to contact them. I agree that a Win up...
by Djard
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: E-MU audio interface and Windows 10
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: E-MU audio interface and Windows 10

There might be a universal driver that works just as well and terminates the MS nag. You could try the ASIO4ALL by Steinberg Technologies. If unhappy, you can always uninstall the driver. The home edition (freeware) of Registrar Registry Manager will let you purge any leftover footprints in the regi...
by Djard
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recommendations for Computer speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Recommendations for Computer speakers

In my opinion, nothing compares to studio quality headphones, like the circumaural Sennheiser HD380 Pro, which are well within your budget. They let you accurately hear sounds that are absent in all but the priciest speakers. The HD380's are also much more comfortable than their competing ATH-M70X A...
by Djard
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"

Did you copy a Finale file from another computer?
by Djard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Avoiding using cumbersome ties
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Avoiding using cumbersome ties

Motet is correct as who is the authority that make the rules? Having just moved, my library is still in boxes. But I would be interested in what Elaine Gould has to say in her excellent Behind Bars compendium about preserving symmetry in notation to facilitate reading. Should we heed what music dict...
by Djard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Avoiding using cumbersome ties
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Avoiding using cumbersome ties

Oops! I sit corrected.

I interpret absence of such helpful symmetry in notation as disregard for the reader. Evidently, my sight reading is wanting.
by Djard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Avoiding using cumbersome ties
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Avoiding using cumbersome ties

In the attached file, you will find what I believe you seek to do, which, BTW (as far as I know), is technically incorrect. You will never see a work by a major publisher using notation in 4/4 that cannot be visually divided in two for sight readers. I would write a half-note tied to a quarter note....
by Djard
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to add an instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Unable to add an instrument

That worked! Thank you Zuill and Peter. You guys are awesome. When saving the library file, I saved "Percussion Layouts" only, so when I loaded the library file in a new document, Articulations, Expressions and Custom Lines did not get duplicated. Cajón now appears in the Percussion Layout Selection...
by Djard
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quarter tone guitar bend
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Quarter tone guitar bend

As far as I know, a semitone is the smallest interval supported by Finale. But you might get the effect you are seeking by playing with HP preferences. 1. Make a playback copy of the document. 2. Make the first note as long as possible and the second (target) note a 1/128th. 3. HP Preferences -> Gli...
by Djard
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Changing Page Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Changing Page Numbers

In a worst case scenario, you can always use the Text tool and manually number the pages.
by Djard
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to add an instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Unable to add an instrument

With Zuill's help, I created a custom percussion map for the cajón (attached), saving the file as a template (Cajón.ftm). But I am unable to replicate the customization nor add the instrument in File Manager to a new document, despite using the setup wizard and selecting Cajón. Neither "World Percus...
by Djard
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to delete a rest
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Unable to delete a rest

The Show Active Layer option worked. I was also able to effectively delete the rest in Edit Frame.

Thanks for the help to all.
by Djard
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Unable to delete a rest
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Unable to delete a rest

I have a rest on the second beat in a 2/4 measure in layer 4 but no rest on the first beat. I used the Erase tool to delete it, but the moment I continue working, the rest re-appears. I think this problem is a bug that manifests whenever copying and pasting only parts of a measure. In the past, righ...
by Djard
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Instrument missing when extracting parts of ensemble
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Instrument missing when extracting parts of ensemble

For me, the first option fails; but I may not be following you correctly. The second option works, albeit with a bug. In option 2, some of the documents extracted have diagonal lines (see attached). Finale never ceases to surprise me with some oddity. OPTION 1 1. File -> Extract Parts -> Manage Part...
by Djard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Hawaiian" Steel Guitar Bend
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: "Hawaiian" Steel Guitar Bend

The "Tab Slide Tool" in the Smart Shape palette offers a true portamento slide (smoother than gliss.) that might be perfect for your needs. Double-click on the first note(s) and the glide effect will be applied to the next note(s). If the natural hesitation in the slide is too long for your liking, ...
by Djard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Text size and fonts..make your own default?
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Text size and fonts..make your own default?

Here are the details if you need them: 1. Document (upper text menu) -> Document Options -> Fonts. 2. From "Text" drop-down menu in right pane, select "Text Block." 3. From "Set Font" drop down menu, select font, typeface and size as desired. For example, Times New Roman, Regular, 12 pt. 4. OK -> Ap...
by Djard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Instrument missing when extracting parts of ensemble
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Instrument missing when extracting parts of ensemble

When I go to extract the parts of my score, checking "All" in the "Extract Parts" window, the guitar part is missing (see attached). But in the "Manage Parts" panel, I see Guitar in the "Available Instruments" panel listed (see attached). Any way to get Finale to include the guitar part when extract...