Search found 380 matches

by Michel R E
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Don't beam when tied
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Don't beam when tied

you can create a sort of macro with JWChange, which will repeat a sequence of actions from within that plug-in.
This might work, then assign it to a key-bind.
by Michel R E
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Don't beam when tied
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Don't beam when tied

any particular reason not to consolidate the tied 8th notes into quarters?
by Michel R E
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

Michel, please forgive my off-topic curiosity, but I see that amongst the French instrument names you have bassoon : I've always seen the French name for the instrument as basson without the second ‘o’. Is yours a specifically Canadian spelling? Or? David, I just realized (days late, I know) why th...
by Michel R E
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

The lines in my shape should be identical to those in a staff. I used the exact same settings. They looked fine on my screen while in Finale, regardless of the zoom. if you don't mind the clefs being on the "wrong" side of the barline, you can easily have the clef appear to the right of the barlines...
by Michel R E
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Question about Pedal number
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Question about Pedal number

I suspect it's the "deuxiemme pédale".
which would be the middle pedal, the sostenuto pedal.

either that or it's an unusual way of marking the use of both UC and sustain pedals.
by Michel R E
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 8va dashed line
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: 8va dashed line

you have to make your own, with new values for the line. I had to go get another font because the "ba" part of the 8ba was also misaligned. The font was called Ottavina. I don't understand why this isn't an option in Finale. The "up" octave should have the line aligned with the top of the expression...
by Michel R E
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beaming three consecutive quavers (eighth notes)
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Beaming three consecutive quavers (eighth notes)

miker wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Wouldn’t consistency be the goal: either beamed in 4s or 2s? Would you mix them in a piece?
I wouldn't mix.
it seems wrong to me to beam those three 8th notes together but not the groupings in the upper staves.
by Michel R E
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

Michel, please forgive my off-topic curiosity, but I see that amongst the French instrument names you have bassoon : I've always seen the French name for the instrument as basson without the second ‘o’. Is yours a specifically Canadian spelling? Or? On topic, I think some years ago I wanted a cut-a...
by Michel R E
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

In that situation my preferred solution is a shape created in the Shape Designer. The vertical distance between staff-lines is 6 Points. Look in the Document Options to see the thickness of staff-lines - and note the line thickness. Then, in the Shape Designer, draw five equidistant horizontal line...
by Michel R E
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

The real difficulty in achieving this result is that Finale places a clef (when inserted anywhere other than the 1st measure of a system) after the barline. In this case you need a clef on a tiny bit of staff that just passes that barline, to the left. THAT is the part that is annoying to achieve. Y...
by Michel R E
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

I didn't say it was wrong.
Only repeated what I've been told time and again by various conductors I've worked with.
It brings no actual clarity to the reading of a score.
It doesn't make entrances clearer, despite any misconceptions.
by Michel R E
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

I understand the notation you want, but sadly, it is very frustrating and annoying to try and achieve in Finale. It's doable, but requires so much work-around and fine-tuning that it's simply not worth the trouble. However, all I can say is... it's a "contemporary music" affectation that really brin...
by Michel R E
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentals carrying through the measure
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Accidentals carrying through the measure

I just tried the JWAccidentals plugin, but it strangely says there are missing courtesy accidentals.. where there are none required.
For example, a measure with a low G natural, then a high G natural, and it points to the high note as requiring a natural.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Michel R E
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentals carrying through the measure
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Accidentals carrying through the measure

On this topic: wasn't there a plugin that checked accidentals in different octaves?

I tried looking at the various plugins that come with Finale, or with the full TGTools and saw no options specifically for this.

Is there a JW plugin that does this?
by Michel R E
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentals carrying through the measure
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Accidentals carrying through the measure

I believe the difference between inserting a courtesy accidental and inserting an actual accidental across a barline is two different things. The courtesy accidental is a purely graphic item, show or do not show. you can have all notes show accidentals, or none. But a tied note across a barline woul...
by Michel R E
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentals carrying through the measure
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Accidentals carrying through the measure

because I enter notes with a MIDI keyboard, this isn't an issue for me. but think of it this way... if you enter an E, but don't indicate that's supposed to be flat, how is Finale supposed to know?
by Michel R E
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentals carrying through the measure
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Accidentals carrying through the measure

what a funny coincidence. The violinist playing my concerto next month just called to ask about this exact issue. In my case they were forgotten courtesy naturals in an upper octave. I sort of wish Finale would insert naturals for this type of situation, as it dos for a note later in a measure that ...
by Michel R E
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Delete one staff from system in Finale 25
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Delete one staff from system in Finale 25

Also, to avoid any future problems, use Finale's proper terminology. "Delete" completely removes a staff, while "Hide" makes it not appear in a selected area. It can be a bit confusing when you think in terms of "pages of music", but once you think of Finale's fundamental format as one long continuo...
by Michel R E
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Multimeasure doesn't break on time alteration ... correctly(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Multimeasure doesn't break on time alteration ... correctly(?)

yup, its still faster to insert an invisible expression. it takes all of 15 seconds to create an invisible expression. and once it's done, it exists for any files you need. it's not like you have to recreate it every time you need one. you have to highlight a measure stack. I just use the metatool f...
by Michel R E
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Multimeasure doesn't break on time alteration ... correctly(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Multimeasure doesn't break on time alteration ... correctly(?)

because inserting an invisible expression for an entire measure stack, once, is far easier than having to insert real whole rests for each staff that needs it.
by Michel R E
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Multimeasure doesn't break on time alteration ... correctly(?)
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Multimeasure doesn't break on time alteration ... correctly(?)

That's a good idea. Rather than literally "hidden", though, an expression with no text doesn't require hiding, which would be an extra step. it's not really an "extra step". whether you create an expression with no text, or create one where the text is hidden, is the same thing. just create whateve...
by Michel R E
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opinions about placement of tempo markings?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Opinions about placement of tempo markings?

standard = above top-most staff, and above piano.
by Michel R E
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: library of score expressions for brass mutes, string perform
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: library of score expressions for brass mutes, string perform

I'm curious: doesn't HumanPlayback automatically do all this keyswitching for you? The only time I've had to create new definitions has been when I've used sample libraries that did not come with HP preferences already. Most libraries (that function well with notation) usually include a Finale file ...
by Michel R E
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Deleted notes still display
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Deleted notes still display

strange.
I've never had any of these issues either.
I wonder what differences might cause the issues on some computers, but not others.
by Michel R E
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Piano composers, unite!
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: Piano composers, unite!

an arpeggiated chord takes one step: press R while in the articulation chord, for "roll". I have NO idea what you're going on about, but quoting Djard for anything is the last thing you want to do... he ignores ALL advice he's given, and insists on doing things in the most obtuse and round-about way...