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by John Ruggero
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross-beam angle
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Cross-beam angle

It's a pretty standard way to show a slow unmeasured rolled chord in harp and keyboard music. So the 7 is not necessary. The small notes might be a little smaller and take up less of the measure, though.

The following recent thread deals with this topic:

http://notat.io/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=527
by John Ruggero
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:46 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

Thanks, David. Don't think I'd like that setting.
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Piano solo or solo piano
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Piano solo or solo piano

I also use "for piano". In the educational field they sometimes say "Intermediate Piano Solo". I think "pianoforte" went out around 1900.
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:32 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

Anchor Indicator Lines When Dragging is a new one on me, David. Can't imagine what it does but will investigate.

Anyway, I am glad that you can now make access this capability in Page View. I find it invaluable.
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:58 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

I don't think I have any special settings for smart shapes that would affect this. The only way I found that it did not work is if I carry the end point of the hairpin down outside the margin. I can even draw the hairpin any length on the first line, release the mouse button and then select the red ...
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:52 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

I can confirm that on a Mac hairpins do not seems able to be drawn over system breaks in page view. 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 fir...
by John Ruggero
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Courtesy clef
Replies: 17
Views: 304

Re: Courtesy clef

E. Gould (p. 235) agrees with Zuill. Treble clef after the repeat sign.
by John Ruggero
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole measure accidental in Speedy
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Whole measure accidental in Speedy

motet wrote:I'm curious why someone would need this except very occasionally.
I use it all the time because I rely on scanning for note input, since I am only editing in Finale right now. Accidentals are sometimes omitted in the scanning process.
by John Ruggero
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole measure accidental in Speedy
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Whole measure accidental in Speedy

P.S.: if you don't want to recreate your preferences, you could try to create 2 menu shortcuts using the System Preferences of the Mac or Keyboard Maestro. Thanks, michelp. That had occurred to me, since I use KM extensively. I had also researched correcting or modifying the Speedy keyboard shortcu...
by John Ruggero
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole measure accidental in Speedy
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Whole measure accidental in Speedy

I am on a Mac. I have always used the numeric keypad to apply accidentals from that point on to the end of the measure in Speedy. It has always been Option - or Option +. As I mentioned, it works like that in earlier versions of Finale that I have and it worked like that in my copy of Finale 25.5 un...
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: natural sign above staff
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: natural sign above staff

Nice point Anders. As you know, the Schenkerian view is that the two tones that lead most naturally to the tonic for endings are the "upper leading tone" (supertonic) and the "lower leading tone" (leading tone). They fortunately form a consonance so that two people can sing them together to produce ...
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole measure accidental in Speedy
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Whole measure accidental in Speedy

Thanks, Motet. i should have said that this has been a problem for a week or so. So rebooting wouldn't appear to be a solution. Being faint of heart and having so many preferences to restore, I think I'll take a rain check on the other suggestion. Anyone else have a idea? If not, I'll just totter on...
by John Ruggero
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole measure accidental in Speedy
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Whole measure accidental in Speedy

Suddenly the key command Option-accidental has stopped working in Speedy in Finale 25.5 only. Nothing happens when I try to use it. It does work from the Speedy menu. I've tested it in a Finale Default File so it doesn't seem to be a corrupted file. Single note accidentals are working normally. The ...
by John Ruggero
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating multi-jointed slurs
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Creating multi-jointed slurs

I agree with N in that it is the rest of your spacing that is forcing the slur into a non-standard shape. In well-engraved music the slurs maintain simple gentle arcs unless there is a really pressing reason not to, as in the famous Ravel example above. This having been said, the post again illustra...
by John Ruggero
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Need to redefine slur shape
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Need to redefine slur shape

The Finale default settings would be in the Finale default file, assuming that you haven't modified it. These are my personal settings: Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Short Span>Height: .7 spaces, Inset 30% Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Medium Span> Height: 1.7 spaces, Inset 25% Smart Shapes>Slur Contour>Lon...
by John Ruggero
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: tremolo help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: tremolo help needed

dotted quarter note tremolo + eighth note
by John Ruggero
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Could this be possible?
Replies: 27
Views: 1462

Re: Could this be possible?

You might be using the wrong time signature. This looks like more 3/4 with triplets or 9/8 meter without triplets. In either case you would have no issues in entering this. But it is hard to say for sure without seeing more of the music.
by John Ruggero
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Save what changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Save what changes?

It was explained to me over at MM Feature Requests a while ago that Finale opens stuff not readily apparent to the user whenever a file is opened and it interprets this as having changed the file even if the user has made no edits to the file. Thus the alert. Of course, Finale should be smarter than...
by John Ruggero
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Error graphic 'cediglia' croma
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Error graphic 'cediglia' croma

This problem is caused by your stem thickness being set to a value quite a bit larger than the default. (Document options>stem>stem line thickness) Reduce your stem thickness until the problem disappears. Many of Finale's line thickness settings are too thin for some users, but your stems are a litt...
by John Ruggero
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25 freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Finale 25 freezes

Thanks, Vaughan and David. I guess it is something peculiar to my setup. No big deal, of course, but it was startling at first, especially when it appeared that there was no way to force quit!
by John Ruggero
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25 freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Finale 25 freezes

If I leave a Finale 25 file or two open for a while and come back later, I sometimes find that the program has become inoperable. The pull down top menus don't pull down, the file windows themselves don't change color to show they have been selected, and to top it all off, even the apple menu will n...
by John Ruggero
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: brackets

The Bravura font has nice brackets of the type that you are looking for. Download the font and it them to your articulations or expressions. https://www.smufl.org/fonts/

Looking at your example without a context it would be easier to play and write:
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by John Ruggero
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notation question
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Notation question

You are very welcome, Alvabass. That is a common way that many composers indicate the highest pitch a player can play.
by John Ruggero
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notation question
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Notation question

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by John Ruggero
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Vertical position of multi-measure rest number
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Vertical position of multi-measure rest number

Maybe I misunderstood what you want, but if your part has two staves simultaneously, changing the rests one by one won't work, as I said (it will change both staves). Sorry Motet, You understood exactly what I want, and as you said, it changes all the measures "in the stack." I thought it was worki...