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by David Ward
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mass-change combined articulations to stacked articulations?
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Mass-change combined articulations to stacked articulations?

Can't you just edit the playback effect (from 'none') of the combined articulation in the Articulation Designer? It might be simpler.
by David Ward
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How do you type accent marks in text?
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: How do you type accent marks in text?

I've just typed option e to get ´ in both the Text Tool and the Lyrics Tool on Mac OS 10.14.6 with Finale 26.3 and it worked as expected. This suggests that there may be something in your system or in your specific file that is confusing things, but I'm unable to guess what that may be. This may be ...
by David Ward
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stable or unstable measure width.
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Stable or unstable measure width.

In measure 334, the meter is 54/8 for the cadenza. Even though beats are hidden, Finale is still leaving space for them. Ah! That's it: thanks. Since linked parts aren't used here, I would just change the meter of ms. 334 to 9/8, then respace. (to match the preceding measure) In a way maybe I quite...
by David Ward
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stable or unstable measure width.
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Stable or unstable measure width.

The attached file is the cello part of a piece for cello and piano I finished in manuscript exactly twenty years ago yesterday, and which I typeset using Finale 2001 as my first Finale project in April 2001. It opened without problems in Finale 26, so I have been able to adjust this and that aspect ...
by David Ward
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: creating a custom dynamic marking
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: creating a custom dynamic marking

I'm using Finale 26. I just opened up the default file, clicked on the expression tool, navigated to the dynamics, and in slot #19 is the "rfz" expression already made. Interesting, because in my Finale 26 (latest version for Mac) slot #19 is “subito p” & there is no “rfz” in sight. Ah! I see. It i...
by David Ward
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T instrument order in score
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: O/T instrument order in score

I usually put WW (in conventional order) above strings (ditto) in chamber music, with piano at the bottom. Checking a few scores, that seems to be usual. I don't think these things should be regarded as inviolate absolutes, should you have a good reason for doing otherwise. Even in orchestral & voca...
by David Ward
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Updates/Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Updates/Finale

I'm still using Mojave, but installing the security updates for Catalina should be safe with Finale. Somebody who is using Catalina may be able to give a more authoritative response.
by David Ward
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notation question about using sfp within a dynamic context
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Notation question about using sfp within a dynamic context

I don't know whether or not this would give what you want (from real musicians, playback may not co-operate), but I have seen directions such as msfp and (I seem to remember) msfpp in some scores, especially from the early twentieth century.
by David Ward
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale compared to DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Finale compared to DAW

… … …As Brahms said: "Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind." I said to someone the other day that I felt that on their own ideas and concepts were cheap, but that when a viable idea was combined with true craftsmanship it had the chance of becoming immensely valuable...
by David Ward
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom notehead help
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Custom notehead help

It also seems to be in Fravura-extra which asks for a ‘donation of 0.1€ or more’.
by David Ward
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: courtesy naturals
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: courtesy naturals

Actually, in most cases keying ‘A’ may be a safer option than ‘*’ which can hide or show a necessary accidental as well as a cautionary, while ‘A’ will show or hide a cautionary, but won't have any effect on a necessary one.
by David Ward
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: gaming the system
Replies: 41
Views: 1287

Re: gaming the system

Unless I've missed it, in Finale it's still more of a fiddle than desirable adding different page offsets to linked parts. I believe both Sibelius and Dorico do this easily. As always there are several ways round this, but…
by David Ward
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW and PATTERSON not working with Catalina?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: JW and PATTERSON not working with Catalina?

They are available, but you may have to go through an Apple security rigmarole. A solution is shown here (scroll down a bit) https://www.finaleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18525 . I think there's a video somewhere showing what to do. Perhaps someone can provide a link to it. It seems there might al...
by David Ward
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stave Clashing
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Stave Clashing

In the Staff Tool, select the box at the top of the stave that's too close and drag down (or up). This can be done system by system, so take care that you select the stave on only that system and not globally, unless you do want a global change. You can also re-space staves via the Saff Tool Menu.
by David Ward
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: A notation question
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: A notation question

I've never been a music teacher, unless you include the occasional (usually mature) composition student who has sought me out for help (plus a very little brass teaching long ago). However, it would never have occurred to me to notate these modes when they are listed as scales other than as they wou...
by David Ward
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Freezes

I don't think I've ever had a freeze in F 25 or 26, but I do get very occasional crashes (if that's what a sudden unplanned quit is called). I'm not sure what causes these, but I think they may often be sound related. I have ForeverSave2 set to save Finale every two minutes, so I don't lose much.
by David Ward
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rehearsal Mark enclosure sizes change when staff size changes
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Rehearsal Mark enclosure sizes change when staff size changes

Anders Hedelin wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:50 am
This is how I do it… … …
That's the method I use too.
by David Ward
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Backups
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: No Backups

… … …Because I found Finale's Auto-save unreliable, I use ForeverSave 2, a Mac app which automatically saves every x minutes and keeps versions of each save.… … … I agree and strongly recommend ForeverSave 2 https://toolforcesoftware.com/foreversave/ which costs only a token amount and is absolutel...
by David Ward
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Backups
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: No Backups

I'm absolutely not an expert in this; but is it possible that if the PDF was made directly from Finale that a scan of it might be worth trying to import into Finale to create an editable file? I've never tried to import any kind of scan into Finale, but I seem to remember reading (here?) that scans ...
by David Ward
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

Since this thread appears to have become active again, here https://www.konserthuset.se/en/play/the-orchestral-instruments-the-trombones/ is a 6 minute educational video from the trombone section of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrating various trombones. As well as tenor and bass tromb...
by David Ward
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

And here's a pic https://twitter.com/Contraboneman/status/1223884235276275712/photo/1 of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden trombone section with the cimbasso at the end. (From the Twitter of the ROH principal bass & contrabass trombone, Keith McNicoll.) According to a recent court case in which a...
by David Ward
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

The alto trombone is pitched in Eb, a 4th higher than the tenor. Like all trombones even though it is in Eb it does not transpose. It is written and plays concert. Usually only written for in the alto clef. Unless you are a symphony player or trombone ensemble player you won't find much lit written...
by David Ward
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

I didn't see him making any heroic slide throws. Is the instrument still in Bb but with more triggers, or does one not use all 7 positions? I can't be sure about the Haag contrabass, which I think is the one in use here, but the Rath one is in F/C/D easily changeable to F/Eb/Bb by putting in differ...
by David Ward
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

Try this, as an example; easier than describing it ... In case there's any doubt (I don't expect there is) the contrabass comes in briefly at about 4 mins 20 secs, the rest of the 6 min clip is on bass. One physical problem with these very low contrabass notes is to avoid feeling faint when playing...
by David Ward
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

I'll add to that above: in about 1950 the first trombone I ever played was a ‘peashooter’ ie a decidedly narrow bore straight B flat instrument, and my first bass trombone not long after was that curious creature a G bass trombone. It had a rather long slide requiring a handle to reach the 6th and 7...