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by Michel R E
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide & collapse a region fail
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Hide & collapse a region fail

why don't you simply put those 6 initial measures (although I don't know why here are 6, since you're only using 2) on a separate page? have a page with those click-track measures, then simply start your score on the next page. I don't quite understand why you're futzing around with a feature that's...
by Michel R E
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: articulation and slurs - playback with NotePerformer
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: articulation and slurs - playback with NotePerformer

I suspect that the issue with the 1 second lag on playback will eventually get fixed. It's part of how NP3 gets its playback information. And apparently, Finale is the only notation program where that 1 second lag exists.

(and thank-you for the nice compliment)
by Michel R E
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: articulation and slurs - playback with NotePerformer
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: articulation and slurs - playback with NotePerformer

because of the playback delay, as far as I know, you cannot use NP3 with other libraries, in Finale. make sure that you "redefine" the instruments (in the MIDI menu) so that it IS playing through NP3. and make sure that you have loaded at least once the finale file with the playback definitions for ...
by Michel R E
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't hide staves
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Can't hide staves

I selected "all" then "hide empty staves" and it worked on the whole document.

you can't hide "from 263" since that's halfway through a system. you'd have to start hiding at 261.
by Michel R E
Fri May 29, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale

make sure that HP is set to play NP3. the keyswitches and how it handles slurs etc... are different from GPO. but in my opinion (and the creators of NP3 might disagree) NotePerformer is attuned to the playback of orchestral music rather than jazz and popular music. I prefer using GPO sounds for cham...
by Michel R E
Wed May 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Counting the tuplet
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Counting the tuplet

motet wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:50 pm
I look forward to the barbershop arrangement of that.
I believe the arrangement requires the use of vice-grips on the tenor and baritone voices.
by Michel R E
Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Multiple accidentals problem
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: Multiple accidentals problem

scanning a score is always going to have SOME sort of difficulty.
by Michel R E
Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale

here's a short orchestral excerpt using NP3, for orchestra.
this is the printed score playing back directly from Finale 26.

https://youtu.be/-coG37wWb7A
by Michel R E
Mon May 25, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale

NotePerformer 3 is FAR below your max dollar amount, but quality-wise is, in my opinion, superior to GPO.
by Michel R E
Fri May 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: SmartMusic
Topic: Change instruments on multiple staves at once?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Change instruments on multiple staves at once?

the "change instrument" utility isn't meant for that kind of change, however. It's intended for the use of doubling/auxiliary instruments (for example flute 2 to piccolo, or oboe 2 to english horn.) if you simply want to change a part song into a horn quartet, then go to the Score Manager (in the Wi...
by Michel R E
Fri May 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: youtube
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: youtube

Acquiring a StreamDeck XL and Notation Express for Dorico was what made the difference for me. Chris I looked up this StreamDeck XL and Notation Express... it adds quite a bit to the cost of Dorico. (in $CDN it's nearly an extra $400) I've grown used to being able to enter notes rapidly from my MID...
by Michel R E
Thu May 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ties direction
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: ties direction

you have the upper notes in layer 2, and the lower notes in layer 1. this is what is causing the conflict. normally, layer 1 ties go up, layer 2 ties go down. if you reverse the layers (use "move/copy layers" to get them to the correct layers) this problem should fix itself. You might have to use "c...
by Michel R E
Thu May 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Score merger glitch
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Score merger glitch

then try simply accessing the 1st measure in speedy entry, and have it move extra notes (over-filled) into the next measures.

I'm afraid I don't know what caused the problem, I so rarely use "score merger". I can only hope one of my suggestions helps to fix the problem.
by Michel R E
Thu May 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Score merger glitch
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Score merger glitch

select that staff and unlock the measures.
it looks like WAY too many measures are being forced into a single system.
by Michel R E
Thu May 21, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: youtube
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: youtube

while extracting individual images then rebuilding them into a score, the way I do it, is more tedious, it can be more practical when handling a larger orchestral score that does not necessarily fit on the screen. for example, I was able to do a video-score of the 1st movement of my 1st symphony whe...
by Michel R E
Thu May 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: youtube
Replies: 20
Views: 435

Re: youtube

I had looked up one software package that seemed popular at the time (this was a few years ago, and unfortunately I can't remember its name), but it was a tiny bit expensive for the use I would have made of it. I've made my YouTube videos simply using extracted images of each staff from a score (exp...
by Michel R E
Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: SmartMusic
Topic: attach slurs to noteheads en masse
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: attach slurs to noteheads en masse

the reason I mention that slurs are, by default, attached to noteheads, is because the OP is using Finale 26. It would be good to know if this is a very much older file that is being imported into Finale 26? The option to not attach to noteheads has not been around for a long time. It would help to ...
by Michel R E
Wed May 20, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: SmartMusic
Topic: attach slurs to noteheads en masse
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: attach slurs to noteheads en masse

slurs are, by default, attached to noteheads.
by Michel R E
Wed May 13, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: marcato
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: marcato

"ord." (for ordinario) would do in a pinch. it would be understood.
by Michel R E
Mon May 11, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Changing from 80 BPM to 120 BPM
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Changing from 80 BPM to 120 BPM

there's no "secret".
you make a text expression with the desired tempo marking, then give it the correct tempo to play in the "playback" tab of the expression definition dialogue.

it's all there in the help file under "Tempo".
by Michel R E
Fri May 08, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Piano score inner voice crossing staves
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Piano score inner voice crossing staves

called "cross-staff beaming"
by Michel R E
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quick Part Writing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Quick Part Writing Question

this really isn't the place to have people do your homework for you.

if people make suggestions, we should try to avoid giving "answers to exams".
by Michel R E
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ties or l.v.
Replies: 21
Views: 879

Re: ties or l.v.

are you looking for something like A or something like B, or something completely different?
by Michel R E
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ties or l.v.
Replies: 21
Views: 879

Re: ties or l.v.

create shape expressions (the same one, but with different vertical placement options), and placed so they sit on the right barline?

it might be a pain to get the right result at first, but once done it would be easy.

however, playback will not be correct.
by Michel R E
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Articulated notes stemming downwards
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: Articulated notes stemming downwards

Whatever works. I'm curious, though, where those playback notes came from. Normally, they're inserted right befor playback, then removed right after. This was a glitch in older versions of Finale when you used HumanPlayback. The file would occasionaly get saved with those "playback notes" even if y...