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by David Ward
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Convert rhythm
Replies: 24
Views: 11672

Re: Convert rhythm

Applying JW change freeze accidentals seems to remove altogether those accidentals that were added or changed through keying '9' to make enharmonic alterations. Enharmonic changes made by other means (in Speedy) seem unaffected.
by David Ward
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Convert rhythm
Replies: 24
Views: 11672

Re: Convert rhythm

OCTO, I think you use Simple Entry(?), so my further experiment with the TGTools modify rests plug-in is not conclusively relevant. However, I have discovered a specific problem with the plug-in following earlier use of the number 9 key to make enharmonic changes. If, while in Speedy, I change a not...
by David Ward
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Convert rhythm
Replies: 24
Views: 11672

Re: Convert rhythm

OCTO wrote:Thank you, but which?
Full TGTools>Modify Rests>Simplify. I've just tried it and it works!
by David Ward
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where's the European Quarter Rest?
Replies: 14
Views: 5856

Re: Where's the European Quarter Rest?

Out of interest, I've just looked at a strange vocal score of Trovatore which has these potentially confusing rests, published by Boosey (before & Hawkes) in the so-called 'Royal Edition' edited by Arthur Sullivan. There's no publication date that I can find anywhere on the score, but what makes it ...
by David Ward
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where's the European Quarter Rest?
Replies: 14
Views: 5856

Re: Where's the European Quarter Rest?

FWIW I think a lot of 18th/19th century composers' manuscripts of various nationalities used these rests (plus down-stems on the right of noteheads and other quirks) as v quick to write. When I manage to persuade a young composer to write by hand at all (with some success, once I've explained why), ...
by David Ward
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem printing 2-up in Acrobat Pro. (Solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 5734

Re: Problem printing 2-up in Acrobat Pro.

MikeHalloran wrote:… …What is your point?… …
My point was agreement with you, plus my stating that Preview-generated PDFs work very well from Finale even if there is no physical printer connected (just in case anyone reading the thread was in doubt).
by David Ward
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem printing 2-up in Acrobat Pro. (Solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 5734

Re: Problem printing 2-up in Acrobat Pro.

MikeHalloran wrote:Why not use Preview instead of Acrobat Pro?

With Finale 25, I am finding Preview easier. You still need a printer connected for it to work properly.
A virtual printer such as CUPS-PDF will perform the same function when using Preview as a real one.
by David Ward
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: Showing Unread Posts Error
Replies: 6
Views: 5865

Re: Showing Unread Posts Error

I seem to be getting the same as zuill.
by David Ward
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Chime Tree (mark tree, bell tree) playback
Replies: 6
Views: 4471

Re: Chime Tree (mark tree, bell tree) playback

This doesn't really answer the question, but I notated ‘Bar Chimes’ (yet another name for Mark Tree &c) as shown in the screenshot (scroll down a bit to see) and faked the sound with a SoftSynth glockenspiel glissando, noteheads and ledger-lines hidden and transposition modified (exaggerated up). Th...
by David Ward
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Must switch between views to make any changes
Replies: 19
Views: 7789

Re: Must switch between views to make any changes

I would keep F 2014 and 2014.5 for now, since F 25 files can be opened in those should you need plug-ins currently not available in 25, or indeed anything else which might, however rarely, work better in those versions.
by David Ward
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: accidental
Replies: 12
Views: 4685

Re: accidental

… … A trill is only ever to the note above… …. Not necessarily: there are plenty of examples of downward trills in music from the 1950s onwards (and some from far earlier). Although a grace note followed by a standard trill might be thought of as serving just as well (and is nowadays my preferred n...
by David Ward
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: tab numbers change to different numbers when entering them
Replies: 25
Views: 6806

Re: tab numbers change to different numbers when entering th

Even 250KB is too small IMHO … … … Maybe someone with such a collection should chime in here with a recommended file size to accommodate "large" scores. I've just checked a single scene from an opera (one of 12 .musx files that make up the complete piece). It is 1.1MB as a Finale .musx file and 848...
by David Ward
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: tab numbers change to different numbers when entering them
Replies: 25
Views: 6806

Re: tab numbers change to different numbers when entering th

FinaleForum wrote:The limit should be 250k.
That should be very useful, thank you.
by David Ward
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Who's here?
Replies: 45
Views: 7600

Re: Who's here?

I'm glad to be here now, helped by a little practice with the similar forum layout on OCTO's http://notat.io/ (although there seem to be some small differences in the way it operates).

I've just checked MM's zendesk forum again, but can't make much of it.
by David Ward
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Placement of fermatas and expressions/articulations
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: Placement of fermatas and expressions/articulations

Absolutely No.1. That's where the musician would expect the items to be. … but maybe not a singer. Usually dynamics, expressions &c are placed above a vocal stave, the libretto (lyrics) go below. It's not an absolute rule, but it IS where a singer would usually expect to find such things. In this c...
by David Ward
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Getting Text to Show up by Part Only
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Re: Getting Text to Show up by Part Only

I'm not sure it's necessarily the best solution, but I use measure attached text for stage directions. One has to make sure they are attached to something that won't disappear if 'optimized' (as it used to be called), copy them appropriately into the vocal score &c &c &c.
by David Ward
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Which is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Which is it?

Can anybody tell me definitively whether or not the term Contra-Alto Clarinet is ever used here in the UK? There is certainly a confusing difference in the terminology for certain brass instruments between the UK and the US. eg The E flat instrument called an Alto Horn in the US, Germany and certain...
by David Ward
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: fingering
Replies: 34
Views: 15734

Re: fingering

motet wrote:I believe 0 is also commonly used in cello writing to indicate the thumb when playing way up on the fingerboard.
I have used + to indicate the thumb on cello (when I wanted to specify the fingering in a cadenza).
by David Ward
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Positioning a trem. sign under centre of note
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

Re: Positioning a trem. sign under centre of note

One way to centre them: if you're in F 25 open the file in F 2014.5, select the region and apply the JW Yada Yada Tremolo plugin.

(Let's hope the JW plugins are soon all available for F 25 on Mac, until then I'm sticking to 2014.5.)
by David Ward
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Which is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Which is it?

I think virtually all professional orchestral players of the bass clarinet in the UK nowadays have an instrument that can go as low as that Shostakovich example, and I suspect that this is probably much the same in the US. I notice that Gould on page 540 of her book lists the standard scoring for wi...
by David Ward
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Which is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Which is it?

FWIW I've always known of the instrument as the E flat Contrabass clarinet. I think the choice of name largely depends on the country, even if English speaking.
by David Ward
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: scale exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 4813

Re: scale exercise

As I've hitherto been wont to say on the about to become defunct MM forum: ‘It's wonderful what one can learn here!’
by David Ward
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Printing with v25 is not completely black
Replies: 16
Views: 9008

Re: Printing with v25 is not completely black

BuonTempi wrote:I can't see a significant difference between the noteheads. The only difference I can see is the shaded edge.… …
On a ‘retina’ screen, if I sit back (not too close), the notehead uploaded by abutenko14 in a PDF made from F 25 does look noticeably less black than the other.
by David Ward
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: tuplets
Replies: 6
Views: 2336

Re: tuplets

You can also after keying Option-3, first enter the note value that defines the triplet and then back-space and change that first note to the value you need: the definition will remain what you first entered, but now the first note can be of different length. (The explanation is more convoluted than...
by David Ward
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Need someone to pass my .musx file in his version
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Need someone to pass my .musx file in his version

Sorry, but I get an error saying, "This site can’t be reached: luckers.pl’s server DNS address could not be found." I was able to download it (having changed '.DOT.com' to '.com'), and I can read the Finale file on screen. However, there are also notes missing (and other oddities) in playback via t...