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by bkshepard
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Finale Piccolo Range Question: why 1 Octave lower?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Finale Piccolo Range Question: why 1 Octave lower?

Piccolo is a transposing instrument that sounds one octave higher than it is notated, or inversely, is notated one octave lower than it sounds. Is that what you are seeing? If so, then it is correct.
by bkshepard
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

Hi bkshepard, Yes, this works with PDF too. But what you are describing is converting a font to vector. That may have its purpose but not for someone who wants to preserve fonts. In any case, I don't see how this is relevant, especially since it is adding extra steps. It's very relevant if you are ...
by bkshepard
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

I haven't had to do this in awhile, but I used to export Finale notation into EPS and then import it into Adobe Illustrator to do graphical manipulations. Illustrator's ability to convert a font character to a shape that could be manipulated was really useful. Does something like that work with a PD...
by bkshepard
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: When creating expressions, font size is too small in DISPLAY
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: When creating expressions, font size is too small in DISPLAY

I think what the OP is referring to is shown perfectly in N Grossingink's image above with #197. It's not that the font itself is small, it's that Finale tries to show the whole text inside that one cell. Single words and short phrases are fine. It's when you have a marking that is multiple words lo...
by bkshepard
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Room for clefs at ends of multi-measure rests
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Room for clefs at ends of multi-measure rests

Again, something that should have been fixed years ago... But hey, we got sharing! :roll:
by bkshepard
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T orchestral parts question
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: O/T orchestral parts question

I've been using the "Music Binding Tape" from Vital Presentations Concepts for years and have had great success with it. I find it less brittle than masking tape over time. It comes in a variety of pre-measured strips, or you can get it in a continuous roll. They also make a binding machine that use...
by bkshepard
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: The Most Efficient & Ergonomic Mouse?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: The Most Efficient & Ergonomic Mouse?

Logitech MX Master 3 is great as long as you are not left-handed! :evil:
by bkshepard
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What does this chord suffix mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: What does this chord suffix mean?

Yeah, I'm guessing it's someone's personal shorthand notation. It's certainly not a known notation. Assuming the C in the melody is natural, I suspect you're correct in that it means Am or possibly Am7.
by bkshepard
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: trouble with midi combining staves
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: trouble with midi combining staves

The problem with using a grand staff in Finale is that it's still considered the same instrument as far as MIDI and the MIDI channel is concerned. If you want to export them as separate MIDI tracks, you'll probably need to copy the grand staff staves to two independent staves and export those as For...
by bkshepard
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T accent notation question
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: O/T accent notation question

I've always thought of the rooftop accent as also implying a short duration in addition to its harder articulation, at least in jazz articulations. Is that not the case? If so, does the dot under the rooftop imply an even shorter duration?
by bkshepard
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: F2014 Score Manager columns won’t expand
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: F2014 Score Manager columns won’t expand

Interesting. On my Mac, some columns can be adjusted but others cannot.
I can move the left-side divider of: Name, M(ute), Sound, and Prg, but can't move: Instrument, S(olo), Device, Bank, Ch(annel), and X (Delete).
by bkshepard
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Paper colour
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Paper colour

Especially with musicians performing on stage who are often under extremely bright stage lighting, a pure, bright white paper can be rough on the eyes. Consequently, I always use the more "ivory" colored paper. I buy the Accent Opaque Warm White 70# Text paper from LimitedPapers.com in the U.S. I or...
by bkshepard
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: switching between two different scores?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: switching between two different scores?

I do it all the time and have never had a problem with it.
by bkshepard
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Easy tremolo bug?
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: Easy tremolo bug?

mark carlson wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:35 pm
Were you able to copy that measure to another measure and have it come out the same?
Yes, it copied perfectly. My tremolos were also wider like the one motet showed in his image.
by bkshepard
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Easy tremolo bug?
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: Easy tremolo bug?

How did you create the original tremolo measures? If I click on one of them with the Speedy Entry tool and then exit the measure, Speedy seems to think the original measure is missing rests. I created the same dotted-half tremolo in one of the other staves by inserting a quarter rest followed by a d...
by bkshepard
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dorico for iPad released
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: Dorico for iPad released

John Ruggero wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:43 pm
Anyone know how many developers on Finale's development team?
I'm feeling like there's a joke in there... :P
by bkshepard
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Big dot, little doc
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Big dot, little doc

That's a pretty nasty lick if it's double-stops. As Zuill said, the bottom notes would probably not be smaller if it were meant to be double stops. I really think in this case it's an alternate version that's easier to play.
by bkshepard
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can you split measures and create multimeasure rests across these measures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Can you split measures and create multimeasure rests across these measures?

In the score, open the measure attributes for the measure where you would like it to break a multi-measure rest and tick the little box for break a multi measure rest.
by bkshepard
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Big dot, little doc
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Big dot, little doc

Typically, when you see something like that, the large noteheads represent the notes the composer actually wants and the small ones are optional notes in case the actual notes are too difficult or out of range. Those upper notes could be pretty difficult, not to mention hard to tune, for a less-expe...
by bkshepard
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Confuse with notation
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Confuse with notation

1)After a long rest, it helps give you a cue to hear that gets you ready to start playing again. +1 Adding little cues like this in parts can be tremendously helpful for a player who has had a long period of resting--especially if they've been doing things like changing instruments. It helps preven...
by bkshepard
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: F 27 overwrote F 26 on Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: F 27 overwrote F 26 on Mac

Yeah, be forewarned. For those who just click through all the installation options without reading them, one of the options, that is turned on by default, is to delete Finale 26. Pretty dumb for a default setting if you ask me. But they didn't...
by bkshepard
Mon May 10, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flip tremolo symbol
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Flip tremolo symbol

Finale puts the tremolo sign on the stem side of a note, even if there is no stem. Probably the easiest way to flip them is select the measures with the Selection Tool and choose Utilities > Stem Direction > Up.
by bkshepard
Sat May 01, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: option key for tuplets not working
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

Re: option key for tuplets not working

motet wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:37 pm
That's the "command" key, right? The Mac manual says Option+1 to +9 are for tuplets. Is that in fact wrong?
The manual is correct. On a Mac, tuplets are entered by pressing Option+desired tuplet number. E.g., Option+5 yields a quintuplet.
by bkshepard
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MusGlyphs
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: MusGlyphs

I just tried motet's examples above and they rendered correctly in F26.3.1 on Mac.
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by bkshepard
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale says three ain't three
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Finale says three ain't three

Doesn't a quarter triplet equal 683 (actually 682.66667)? It's durational amount is 2/3 of a regular quarter note.