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by FwL
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: multiple grace note spacing
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: multiple grace note spacing

harper2 wrote:Is there a way to individually move grace notes?

Just to answer this question. Individual notes and rests can be moved in speedy entry by grabbing them with the mouse and dragging them where you want.
by FwL
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Change default from Garritan to SmartMusic
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: Change default from Garritan to SmartMusic

Finale used to allow you to select the instrument set in the setup wizard. I see that in 25.5 you can still select instrument sets but the labeling gives no indication as to whether you're choosing Garritan sounds or soft synth sounds.
by FwL
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Garritan JBB2 and FinaleV25
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Garritan JBB2 and FinaleV25

The only part I can answer is KS stands for key switch. Those sounds have key switches configured for changing the sound... say from non-muted trumpet to muted trumpet.

Key switches are notes outside the instrument's range that are used to send a MIDI message to the sample player.
by FwL
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: VST to 22 instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: VST to 22 instruments

You'd be better off setting up individual staves for each wind player. The easiest way to do that is to just use the setup wizard. Finale will assign instruments to banks and channels as needed.
by FwL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing playback sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Changing playback sounds

I can't get your file to change sounds either. In fact I couldn't get it to play any sounds at first. I had to close the file, open a default document and input some notes on the staff to get sound happening again.

My only guess is that somehow your file has become corrupted.
by FwL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: double whole note
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Re: double whole note

In Speedy Entry you can also just grab the note with the mouse and move it where you want it.
by FwL
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Constant beat 4/4 to 6/8
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Constant beat 4/4 to 6/8

6/8 is equivalent to triplets in 2/4. Can this be notated in 2/4?

If you're keeping the quarter note pulse constant, I would think that would be a better way to do it.
by FwL
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Title page etc. before the score
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Title page etc. before the score

You can certainly create a template with those pages ready to go, but as far as I know when you open a template with the setup wizard, you only get the last two pages of the wizard.... score information and score settings. You don't get any way to select the instrumentation. Somebody else may come a...
by FwL
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 3723

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

I agree, courtesy accidentals after a barline are not the focus of the topic: It is meant to be a clear exception to the original premise. Logically, if the original premise were correct, an A-flat in the time signature with a flat before a particular A would mean that the pitch to sound is an a-do...
by FwL
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: player to repeat short segment
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

Re: player to repeat short segment

Audacity is probably your solution for transcribing the audio. It will do what you need. I use it myself for this very function.
by FwL
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale export issue
Replies: 14
Views: 2503

Re: Finale export issue

Daf57 wrote:That makes sense FwL - I have midi drum loops where the loop ends with a rest. This made me think it should be the same with the Finale export.

Thanks!

Can you post one of those loops as well? I'm guessing they're using a trick to keep them a certain length.
by FwL
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale export issue
Replies: 14
Views: 2503

Re: Finale export issue

MIDI doesn't deal with silence. It only deals with note on and note off data or event data over time. That rest on the end doesn't exist as far as a MIDI file is concerned. The last information required was the final eighth note before the quarter rest. If you put a note in the next measure, then th...
by FwL
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 3723

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

The problem here is akin to proving a negative. There are many examples of cautionary accidentals without brackets that simply indicate the shown pitch, but I don't think any authority has gone to the trouble of explicitly stating that a cautionary accidental without brackets does not double the sha...
by FwL
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: how to set up Finale to open MIDI files on websites...
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: how to set up Finale to open MIDI files on websites...

Finale would be a poor choice for streaming MIDI. The program is just not designed for that sort of thing.

Can you not set VLC to play MIDI files? Windows Media Player? Quicktime?
by FwL
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 3723

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

The real question is what this person will accept as authoritative. A quick google search provided this site: http://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/964-courtesy_accidental First paragraph: The accidental sign is often placed in parentheses to designate that this is a courtesy accidental and is the ori...
by FwL
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 3723

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

If this were true you'd be constantly having to second guess the meaning of a sharp sign on that note... wait, is that canceling out an F natural or an F double sharp?... oops missed my cue.
by FwL
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Docking Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: Docking Windows

If you display those tools on the tool pallet, the corresponding menus will open by clicking the tool.

You can also program your f keys to open the various tools. That's what I do.
by FwL
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: One hand clapping?
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: One hand clapping?

John Ruggero wrote:The sound of one hand clapping:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEFKFiXSx4

That was actually an interesting performance thanks to the coughing, snorting and sniffling from the audience.
by FwL
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Using imported sounds through midi keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Re: Using imported sounds through midi keyboard

My questions are as follows (I am currently running Finale v 2014): 1) Can any midi keyboard be used for entry into/manipulation in Finale? (I am tossing up betweeen a Kawai CA98 and a Yamaha Clavinova 705 - overkill specs for midi reasons, but I need it to closely replicate my acoustic for Diploma...
by FwL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: how to move left or right music notes
Replies: 9
Views: 2747

Re: how to move left or right music notes

That would be a handy feature.
by FwL
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Any playback of legato?
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: Any playback of legato?

There's nothing for them to make work. In order to get legato sounds, you have to have samples that include legato playing. You simply can't expect a notation program to come with that level of samples. The price would be quite a bit higher than it already is. Have you considered buying more advance...
by FwL
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can we apply legato to Guitar Bends?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Can we apply legato to Guitar Bends?

Guitar playback is woefully inadequate in Finale. You have to remember that Finale is a notation program with basic playback ability not a MIDI sequencer.

You could do what you want with MIDI pitch bend data, but do you really need this to play back perfectly?
by FwL
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Windows media player encounters problem if Finale open
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Windows media player encounters problem if Finale open

I had to go into MIDI/audio and switch the audio driver to DirectSound instead of ASIO to get things to cooperate on my computer.
by FwL
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback on P I M A symbols
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Playback on P I M A symbols

There's no separate sample for slurred notes in any of the stock sounds you get with Finale that I'm aware of. Finale handles slurs by playing the notes slightly longer so they bleed together, but you won't really get a true slur sound. For that you'd have to use a sample set that includes slurred n...
by FwL
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tin Whistle transposition in Finale V25
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Tin Whistle transposition in Finale V25

A word of caution- According to some sources (Google search), Tin Whistles are not transposing instruments, diatonic not chromatic. The identifier "in D" indicates the lowest pitch of the instrument and plays a D major scale. Tin Whistle in C plays a C major scale. I'd suggest you telephone the pla...