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by David Ward
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Share Your Music
Topic: Question for composers
Replies: 10
Views: 2750

Re: Question for composers

If I remember correctly, the waltz movement in Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances is notated in 6/8 with some single bars in 9/8 and then an extended section in 9/8.

(I've now found the score: I remembered correctly.)
by David Ward
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Irrational time signatures
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Irrational time signatures

To answer the OP: I suspect N Grossingink has provided the only practical answer in Finale. To answer the others: I haven't found so called irrational time signatures freakishly difficult to sight-read once I'd grasped the principle. I don't use them in my own music, but don't see why they are consi...
by David Ward
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Bug in deleting notes in chord?
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Bug in deleting notes in chord?

…is there a way to delete single notes in a chord in Speedy Entry? Thanks. Yes. I can't give exact directions for Windows, but on a Mac while in Speedy one would put the cursor on the note one wants to delete and then use the clear key from the numeric keypad, or on a MacBook (or other short keyboa...
by David Ward
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: tips for a pc user?
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: tips for a pc user?

This is one way: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > Finale. Note that for some you may need -> in the name path (this seems to vary according to the individual computer setup) and that the tool names must be typed exactly - any errors or even minor variation and the shortcut...
by David Ward
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Piano composers, unite!
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: Piano composers, unite!

Well, I suppose at a vivid stretch of the imagination, a Lacaune lamb might just… There's no resemblance to the various Shetland, Suffolk, Cheviot, Texel cross-breads we mostly favour here that even my sometimes wacky imagination can engender. (I live right in the middle of a farm in Northern Scotla...
by David Ward
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Next Mac OS and Finale?
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Next Mac OS and Finale?

I got this warning when opening Finale just now (F26.1 in Mac 10.14.6). Does anybody know what it might mean in practical terms?
by David Ward
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Scroll view measure numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Scroll view measure numbers

Preferences > View > Measure Numbers
by David Ward
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: When one in four isn't good enough
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: When one in four isn't good enough

… … …Can't imagine what it does but will investigate… … … It makes no difference to the initial entry of hairpins &c (or rather, I didn't think so until this question of hairpins across more than one system arose). However, it means that the anchor point remains attached to the beat/note to which y...
by David Ward
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: When one in four isn't good enough
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: When one in four isn't good enough

Ha! I've found the reason. In Preferences, if Anchor Indicator Lines When Dragging is selected it doesn't work. One can either deselect that in Preferences or temporarily disable it by pressing Option, and then this way of extending a hairpin across systems in Page View does work. This is good to kn...
by David Ward
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Piano solo or solo piano
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Piano solo or solo piano

I'd use ‘for piano.’

I haven't heard anybody in the UK refer to a ‘pianoforte’ since my childhood (and I'm 78), though perhaps Jacob Rees-Mogg might.
by David Ward
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: When one in four isn't good enough
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: When one in four isn't good enough

… … …David, I work entirely in page view and constantly draw hairpins (and various other smart shapes) over system breaks. But it is generally piano music. Hold down the mouse button to the end of the first line and bring the cursor straight down until it encounters the same staff that you attached...
by David Ward
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: When one in four isn't good enough
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: When one in four isn't good enough

 … …The align vertically command is redundant since MakeMusic made smart shapes attach to beat or note. In this case I used the 'align vertically' command in the hope to see the smart shapes drawn on all staves, but to no effect. Slurs can, but crescendi and diminuendi cannot be drawn over a system...
by David Ward
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Avoiding using cumbersome ties
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Avoiding using cumbersome ties

… …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.… … As a blanket statement of fact this is untrue. eg Look no further than the standard Ricordi editions of the Verdi operas. It would not take me long to find 10s, proba...
by David Ward
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to change location of backups?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: How to change location of backups?

I'm on a Mac so things may not be quite the same, but I suspect you need to restore your Finale preferences. Someone here should be able to give you the correct advice for Windows and your version of Finale.
by David Ward
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Deleted notes still display
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Deleted notes still display

miker wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:33 pm
I have no issues at all.
Same here.
by David Ward
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Piano composers, unite!
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: Piano composers, unite!

Blacklab88 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:00 pm
… … I don't use those archaic pedal markings that look like sheep… …
My mind boggles! As it happens, I live surrounded by sheep but none have ever made me think of pedal markings…

On topic, yes one can assign Metatools to Smartlines.
by David Ward
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 862

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

With luck this should link to a less than hi-fi recording from a live performance of her playing my 25 minute piece written to challenge her (she also plays alto sackbut in it) https://soundcloud.com/decward/e-mails-from-palestine/s-xH14S . The other performer is violinist Steve Bingham, playing var...
by David Ward
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 862

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

Ha! That arrangement tickles my fancy. I work on occasion with a brilliantly versatile trombonist who quite remarkably also plays the violin to professional standard (I actually wrote a piece for her in which she does both - and sings and plays bit of percussion: I couldn't resist - and it's had a f...
by David Ward
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy entry question
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Speedy entry question

On a Mac Shift with letter I (while in the Speedy Tool) should toggle it.
by David Ward
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy entry question
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Speedy entry question

It definitely does not happen to me with F 26 on a Mac. If I backspace I can change the note value as before and do not get a rest instead.

It seems likely that something in Speedy Options is not set up correctly.
by David Ward
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25 constantly crashing :(
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Finale 25 constantly crashing :(

miker wrote:
> I have to disagree. Of all my Finale problems, the Mac is not to blame for
> any of them.

Same here. I've had many passing irritations from Finale (few disasters though, and nothing that couldn't be overcome by one means or another), but none as a direct result of my use of Mac.
by David Ward
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T adding an emphasis to a tremolo (what marking)
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: O/T adding an emphasis to a tremolo (what marking)

… … A second question, in case someone knows the answer: I have accented (forte) open string double-stops, they're staccato, quarter notes on beats 1 and 3 (in a fast 4/4, it's almost a 2/2). I would like them off the string, and for the string to continue vibrating. I seem to recall reading that I...
by David Ward
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: natural sign above staff
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: natural sign above staff

FWIW I seem to remember (it's a while since I've either listened or looked at a score) that these are two common variants of a Renaissance cadence (Ockeghem, Obrecht et al ).
by David Ward
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Key Commands
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Key Commands

Here is an example of an error in the Mac manual for key commands for a quaver rest in Engraver Font Set. One actually has to key Option+Shift+e rather than r. I often use a combination of these rests as expressions plus hidden notes when I want a melisma's word extension to continue through short r...
by David Ward
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Musical notation for 'break tempo?'
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Musical notation for 'break tempo?'

‘liberamente’ or ‘tempo non giusto’ and others depending on the level and type of freedom appropriate. If (like me) you often use English language tempo directions,‘Free tempo’ would do.