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by Nick Mazuk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

No worries, motet. Yeah, there's nothing wrong with parallel thirds at all. However, it's best to not have as many. 6 parallel thirds in about 8 bars is a bit much. When writing in 5th species counterpoint (which this is), you have to look at the voice leading right before the barline, from measure ...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

Is this what you're seeing?

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Concert Pitch
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I was referencing everything in concert pitch. Alto Sax is down a m6.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

Here's also some other things to watch out for. I know you didn't ask for them but thought I'd offer.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

The voices aren't crossing at all in the file you attached. However, for much of the counterpoint, the voices are very far apart. Typically, unless one line is the bassline, you want the parts to be within an octave of each other. An octave and a 3rd is pushing it. And an octave and a half is about ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

Those two questions deal with part of the JetStream architecture I'm not familiar with. I'll ask others on the team who know more about this and get back to you with an answer.

Most of my work has been with JW Lua and the logistical work with releasing the JetStream.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

- I would say having quarter tone flats & sharps with the accidentals would be a big time saver for me, especially if they changed the frequency playback as well (but I suspect that's not possible on the controller end). The quarter tone accidentals are included w/ regular accidentals in Sibelius, ...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

Unfortunately, I'm likely out w/ a subscription cost. Does this include quarter tone accidentals? That's entirely up to you if you decide not to use the JetStream. No hard feelings. The subscription is not up to us; it's from the Stream Deck that we've built the JetStream on top of. With that said,...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

I'm part of the team working on the JetStream. There are many people working every day to make it a reality.

http://jetstreamfinale.com/development-team/

Anything you'd like to know? Ask me anything.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Layers
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Layers

Sorry about the incomplete post. When you define a staff style, you should get this window.
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There is an option for "Alternate Notation". Select that and you should see the window I screenshotted earlier.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Layers
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Layers

In the staff style definition, you can change which layers are affected.
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This only works for these alternative notations, though.

You can find the staff style definition with the staff tool in Staff > Define Staff Styles…
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Metric modulations
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Metric modulations

I've never personally liked the notation q = h for that very same reason. To me, an equals sign means equality. But a modulation is a transformation. Personally, I use an arrow h → q for "the half becomes the quarter", though this is non-standard notation. With that said, it has never confused any m...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hold off on Catalina?
Replies: 17
Views: 1185

Re: Hold off on Catalina?

Here is another explanation on the Finale Blog: https://www.finalemusic.com/blog/finale-catalina-compatibility-update/ In short: 25.5—Not compatible on Catalina 26.1—Mostly compatible on Catalina, 4 known minor issues MakeMusic is going to release a free update to Finale v26 (Finale 26.2) for macOS ...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Hide Empty Staves" not working
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

Re: "Hide Empty Staves" not working

There's also a staff style called "Force Hide Staff (Collapse)" that you could try on the organ staff.
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hold off on Catalina?
Replies: 17
Views: 1185

Re: Hold off on Catalina?

Here's the official response from Finale: "Thank you for contacting MakeMusic! We're still testing Finale v26's compatibility with Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) so I wouldn't recommend that you upgrade just yet. You can follow the Finale Blog to stay up to date on Finale's compatibility with new operating...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hold off on Catalina?
Replies: 17
Views: 1185

Re: Hold off on Catalina?

I've asked Makemusic if they know if Finale is compatible with macOS Catalina.

I'm expecting a generic "we can't guarantee it will work completely" sort of answer, but worth a shot. Curious how side car is going to work with Finale.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rebaring backwards
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Rebaring backwards

I'm not sure what Peter is saying either, but here's how I'd do it.

1) Change the 4/4 to 2/4
2) Copy the first 2/4 into the last two beats of the 6/4
3) Delete that first 2/4 measure
4) Change the 2/4 to 4/4

If you have any slurs, you'll have to redo them using this method.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: changing copyright easily
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: changing copyright easily

Following up on what Motet said, legally you don't need a copyright message and your work is protected. However, if you wanted to include the copyright, here's how you do it according to the US Copyright Office: ©Year Owner. or Copyright Year Owner. For instance: "©2019 Nick Mazuk" or "Copyright 201...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: changing copyright easily
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: changing copyright easily

Not sure how much you know JW Lua, but this is possible with it. I've never personally written a script that will add/change text boxes on every open file, but it might be worth looking into.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Key Commands and Default Docs
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Key Commands and Default Docs

Sometimes the document style locations is different. So perhaps the version that Finale is using for you is in a different folder? To check on a mac, go to Finale > Preferences > Folders, and look for "Document Styles". Edit the document styles in the folder listed there. Don't think I mentioned tha...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Key Commands and Default Docs
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Key Commands and Default Docs

You should look into creating a document style or a template file.

I created a video a while back all about setting up and using document styles: https://youtu.be/h2Km6BspqEc

Any keyboard shortcut you create with a document style will be saved for the next new document with the setup wizard.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does Gear Fisher really care about Finale?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Does Gear Fisher really care about Finale?

After reading that article, everything just sort of starts to make sense.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Two titles on one page
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Two titles on one page

Try the JW Start New Piece plugin: http://www.finaletips.nu/index.php/download/category/43-64-bit-windows-plug-ins It will automatically reset the time signature, key signature, instrument names, indentation, and all other conventions you need when starting a new piece/movement. For the title and co...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rectangular cells for improvisation
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Rectangular cells for improvisation

Another option is to use a JW Lua Script on Elbsound.studio:

https://elbsound.studio/jw-lua-scripts.php (script #11)

For the notes you want around a box, put them in their own measure with invisible barlines, select the measure, and run the script.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1123

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

As a trombonist, a high D alone isn't too worrisome. Yes, I'd still worry about it, but it wouldn't stop me from playing the Meditation from Thais. With that said, this high D is a really hard high D. Not only is it the climax of the phrase and the loudest part (which kills chops), but the piece slo...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1123

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

motet wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:29 am
Musetta above. Goes up to a B.
No, don't take that up the octave. I've heard precisely one player play that high: Ian Bousfield.

https://youtu.be/rkzCm0aODlE

There's a C at 5:39. And that's not written, he just wanted to play that high.