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by mvoogt
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: finale 2010: problems with associating .mus file
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Is the file actually named "file.mus" or just "file"?
by mvoogt
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Note Intervals
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

In speedy entry you should be able to go to the note (let us just say it is an F and then arrow up to the interval you want and press ENTER (on the number keypad) to add that interval. Check out my tutorial for other speedy entry shortcuts: http://notationnation.com/index.php/videos/finale-tutorials...
by mvoogt
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Note Intervals
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

In speedy entry you should be able to go to the note (let us just say it is an F and then arrow up to the interval you want and press ENTER (on the number keypad) to add that interval. Check out my tutorial for other speedy entry shortcuts: http://notationnation.com/index.php/videos/finale-tutorials...
by mvoogt
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Page Layout workflow suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 3019

I have a few video tutorials here on page layout:

http://notationnation.com/index.php/vid ... ayout-tool

most of my tutorials in this section have to do with processes and optimization.
by mvoogt
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dynamics in Finale 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2112

The best way to think of it is, could a live player play it that fast? If not, garritan probably cannot also as the samples from the sound library are sampled live instruments.
by mvoogt
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 4937

What you just described is what I've been doing for years and is really the only way to create "realistic" sounding scores. Finale just doesn't have the same capabilities as Sonar or Digital Performer to playback. As much as they have tried with this Human Playback stuff you really need a graphic ed...
by mvoogt
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reformatting/Halving durations
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Select all Then go to the time signature tool and change it to 6/8 Then make sure everything is still selected and then go to Utilities>Change>Note duration and then set that to 50% and make sure "Rebar Music" is selected. You make need to use EDUs to rebeam the music in the time signature tool howe...
by mvoogt
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Displacing bar numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

If you are looking for more advanced bar numbering options check out these tutorials I've made at my site:

http://thefinaleschool.com/xmlpages/other.html

I've made 3:

Measure Numbers (Advanced)
Measure Numbers (regions)
Measure Numbers (simple)

Let me know what you think.
by mvoogt
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How Do I Change Pitch & not Notation
Replies: 5
Views: 5809

Hi there,

I've got a website and a tutorial that will help you with this:

http://thefinaleschool.com/xmlpages/stafftool.html

on that page check out the "Transposing Instruments" tutorial. That should help you. Also, if you have time let me know what you think of the site.

-Matt
The Finale School
by mvoogt
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: MIDI File into existing Score
Replies: 1
Views: 4411

Hi, What you want to do is treat your new file like a "template". Open your midi file in Finale, finale will work and create a new score from your midi file with all the notes in it. What you are going to do is copy from the midi score into your score with your formatting and fonts and everything. L...
by mvoogt
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Same instrument for every track after opening midi file
Replies: 2
Views: 3561

I may be wrong however I don't believe that kind of information is transmitted in midi data. I export from DP to Finale all the time and never get instrument sounds to stay the same. Are you using general midi sounds in your sequencer and then going to GM sounds in Finale? If you are I might see tha...
by mvoogt
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Midi Playback
Replies: 1
Views: 2887

When you add the repeat to your score a dialog box will come up with specifications that you need to give it for playback. It will ask you if you want to bypass the repeat or play it 2 times, etc. If you use the easy repeats from the repeat menu it doesn't give you this option so you want to just do...
by mvoogt
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I can't reach my file anymore. finsave.tmp error!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7017

hello again. Ok I checked out that file you sent me and yeah, it doesn't look to promising. Usually with those .bak file you just change the extension from .bak to .mus and then finale will recognize the file and open it. That would always work for me. However when I do that with this file it still ...
by mvoogt
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I can't reach my file anymore. finsave.tmp error!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7017

can you upload the file so I can take a look at it?
by mvoogt
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I can't reach my file anymore. finsave.tmp error!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7017

Ouch! do you have auto save and backups turned on under finale program options? If so, Finale should have been auto saving your files all along. Go into the program options and see if you have that set up. If so, you should be able to see the directory that it is saving those auto save files or back...
by mvoogt
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Viewing 2 pages at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 5209

no no no.... "command /" (mac) in page view or "or control /" (windows)
by mvoogt
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2007 on OSX 10.5
Replies: 20
Views: 11679

I'm on leopard and Finale 2008b will work fine... you will have to update though to get it to work.
by mvoogt
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The Finale School - Free video tutorials online
Replies: 7
Views: 5081

I actually just recently added a feature to the site where you can do that. You can purchase a logon at the URL below and you can then download and unlimited amount of videos and you don't have to refer back to the site to watch them. If you are interested, go here: http://thefinaleschool.com/store/...
by mvoogt
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The Finale School - Free video tutorials online
Replies: 7
Views: 5081

Hello everyone again, I thought I would just post another update about the Finale School. We now have a webstore! Go check it out! http://www.thefinaleschool.com/store Also, we have set up a forum and have given the site a nice redesign. http://www.thefinaleschool.com/forum Let me know if you have a...
by mvoogt
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The Finale School - Free video tutorials online
Replies: 7
Views: 5081

Hey glad everyone is liking the new site. Yeah the reason that nothing is showing up in 3rd party programs is because I haven't created any tutorials. However since you bring this "Reason" idea up.... I actually do know how to do that. I'll try to get the tutorial up in the next 48 hours. By then th...
by mvoogt
Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The Finale School - Free video tutorials online
Replies: 7
Views: 5081

The Finale School - Free video tutorials online

Hello everyone, We have just launched a site called The Finale School ( http://www.thefinaleschool.com ). You can view many video tutorials on how to do a lot of different things in Finale. Plus it is all free! Just wanted to let everyone know because we think that people at this forum could find a ...
by mvoogt
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I display "Play # Times" for multiple repeats?
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

click on the measure that you want to me that last measure in the repeat with the repeat tool. Then from the menu above click Repeat>Create First and Second Ending. How you see the set up. To change the number of times this section will repeat... simply click on the numbers that are displayed to cha...
by mvoogt
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can some staves repeat differently?
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

I don't know if your problem really has to do with Finale. Sounds like it is an arrangement issue. I mean is the bass line really that important that each note needs to be notated? Or can you just use slash (time) marks? You could notate some key phrases that you want the bass player to do however i...
by mvoogt
Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Video Support
Replies: 3
Views: 4267

Yes, the same what you can in Digital Performer and Sibelius.
by mvoogt
Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Video Support
Replies: 3
Views: 4267

Video Support

I've been a faithful finale user for five years now and I would love to see video support for film scoring and writing to visuals.