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by musicus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: can't hide rest
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: can't hide rest

will try it - thanks.
Peter Thomsen wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:17 am
musicus,

In case you have to hide the default whole rest in many empty measures, consider using a custom staff style that de-selects the option
Display Rests in Empty Measures


CustomStaffStyle.jpg
by musicus
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: page layout?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: page layout?

That was very helpful - thank you.
motet wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Sorry--I should have told you that after you change the margins, go to the Page Layout tool and pick Redefine Pages from the PageLayout menu.
by musicus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: can't hide rest
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: can't hide rest

Tres bien - thank you.
John Ruggero wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:20 am
You have to convert the rest to a "real" whole rest first. Plug-ins>Note, Beam and Rest Editing>Change to real whole rest
by musicus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: can't hide rest
Replies: 4
Views: 85

can't hide rest

What am I doing wrong? I tried speedy, typed "O" and "H" but it won't hide the rest in the lower staff.
by musicus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: page layout?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: page layout?

OK, I see the where you mean, but I don't see any changes being made.
Am I supposed to highlight something first?
motet wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Document/Page format/Score/Left page margins
by musicus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: page layout?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

page layout?

When I printed out this piece (filled in with music) I noticed that the systems are way over to the right of the page, with about an inch on the left and about a quarter inch on the right. I would like it to be centered. Is the fault the way I set up the printing or in my page layout on Finale? If t...
by musicus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: arpeggio
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: arpeggio

Exce;;ent, thank you!
michelp wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:59 am
The Tie Tool is in the Special Tools Palette.
To flip a tie, on Mac, in Speedy, position the cursor on the note and type Cmd+F.
by musicus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: arpeggio
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: arpeggio

Excellent! I have succeeded with your steps 1-3 but I have trouble with step 4 "tie tool." I don't see any "tie tool." So I have the notes tied nicely, but I don't see how to change their direction. 1. enter the grace notes in the top staff starting with the last one, the high C, and then the rest g...
by musicus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: arpeggio
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: arpeggio

Thanks, I'll give it a try. 1. enter the grace notes in the top staff starting with the last one, the high C, and then the rest going backwards toward the first E. 2. move the left hand ones to the lower staff with the note mover 3. break the beam and add the ties in speedy 4. Adjust the ties as wan...
by musicus
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: arpeggio
Replies: 5
Views: 203

arpeggio

As you can see from the attached I am having some trouble with the arpeggio in meas.2 and 3. I can't figure out how to input the desired result, which should be as follows: The arpeggio should start, preferably at the end of m.2, left hand: C-E-G then right hand: C-E-G-C. In other words eight notes ...
by musicus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tempo marks problem
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Tempo marks problem

I looked again, sorry. It does say Finale 2011b.r2 on the new copy of the piece that I just made. I am working on re-entering the tempo marks, not just editing them...it appears to be working. Many thanks. Use the Setup Wizard to create a file with the Piano Grand Staff. Look at the File Info - what...
by musicus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tempo marks problem
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Tempo marks problem

I'd like to try what you suggest but I'm still not understanding. I thought the test file I attached is from Finale 2011. I always start a piece from a Finale 2011 Autoload, including the test file I attached. So how do I start from Finale 2011 if you say it's actually a 2001 file? This is the File ...
by musicus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tempo marks problem
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Tempo marks problem

That's interesting. The work was originally composed in 2001. But the computer file (Finale) was lost, so I re-worked it, starting from scratch, from what I thought was Finale 2011. Your observation is astute. However, I am really puzzled because the file info says "Finale 2011." How could the file ...
by musicus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tempo marks problem
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Tempo marks problem

There is something really weird happening with the tempo marks on the attached file. I have copy/pasted portions from a larger work. At #6 (measure 4) you see it says dotted half = 66. However I had corrected this to read half = 66 (not dotted half). When I opened the file it shows the mistake. At #...
by musicus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: tempo marks
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: tempo marks

I looked for "Match Playback to Metronome Marking Text" and couldn't find it. Also I don't know what kind of Midi items I would clear. When I input my music (speedy entry) I don't do anything special with Midi. No. Tempo expressions have priority over the tempo defined in the Control Playback window...
by musicus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: tempo marks
Replies: 3
Views: 99

tempo marks

I'm doing a set of variations for piano in which some variations have different tempos. I'm using the expression tool/tempo marks to indicate the tempos, e.g., quarter note = 80, etc. But I found that some of them got changed unexplicably. Are the tempo markings supposed to agree with the playback c...
by musicus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 12/8
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: 12/8

Got it, thanks!
michelp wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:51 pm
In the Time Signature tool, define the 12/8 as 4 dotted quarter notes.
For already entered notes, use the Rebeam to Time Signature command in the Utilities menu.
by musicus
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 12/8
Replies: 2
Views: 116

12/8

I have made a 12/8 measure. But I can't figure out
how to get each group of three eighths to have a beam,
using the Time Signature Tool. The eighths are appearing
w/o beams, just individual eighth notes. Unfortunately I was not
able to attach the file for some reason. Hoping you can
advise.
by musicus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: a strange bit of voice-leading
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: a strange bit of voice-leading

Thanks, I appreciate your input.
John Ruggero wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:33 pm
I agree with Anders. However, I can imagine some preferring a more "normal" look, since the voice leading is clear in spite of the change of stem direction:

voice-leading.jpeg
by musicus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: a strange bit of voice-leading
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: a strange bit of voice-leading

Thanks, appreciate it.
Anders Hedelin wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:18 pm
I think your writing is clear and without problem. The eighth rests would be better placed below the staff, though.
by musicus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: a strange bit of voice-leading
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: a strange bit of voice-leading

True, but that would appear to mean play them with left hand, and it would also require the left hand to reach over and above the right hand. I want those notes played by right hand because there will be other stuff to be played by the left hand. If you are asking about the stems-down chords in meas...
by musicus
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: a strange bit of voice-leading
Replies: 6
Views: 184

a strange bit of voice-leading

I'm not sure of how to resolve this, or even if it needs resolving. On the attached file, the score is shown meas.1-4. The intended voice-leading is shown in meas.7-11. I have kept the stems up for the melody and stems down for the accompaniment chords (FG in meas.2 and EbG in meas.4). is there a cl...
by musicus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: recover
Replies: 6
Views: 220

recover

I seem to be missing a Finale file on my Mac computer. Is there a
special way to find it other than "search?"
by musicus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost files on mac
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Lost files on mac

I may have lost a coupla Finale files on my mac. They are not showing up on
a regular search. Is there a more in-depth search that I can try?
by musicus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Upgrade question

I'm currently using Macintosh System 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) with Finale 2011.
Will this Finale work if I upgrade to El Capitan? (I believe that's System 10.11.)