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by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hiding Flags on Specific Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Hiding Flags on Specific Notes

Hi everyone,

I want to be able to hide flags on specific eighth notes. I'm doing some graphical notation, and so some of the eighth notes still need flags. Others do not.

Any ideas on how to do this?

Thanks
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Short Cut on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Creating Short Cut on a Mac

Bill Stevens wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Thanks, Nick.

Of course, once you go to, for instance, "Repitch" then everything in Simple is available.

Thanks again.

::: Bill
That's exactly what I do.
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Short Cut on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Creating Short Cut on a Mac

Just include the name of the lowest level. For instance, with the Simple Entry tool, you can use "Repitch". That will allow you to select the repitch function with the keyboard shortcut.

You can't make "Simple Entry" into a keyboard shortcut itself because you can't even select it manually.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sixteenth note runs
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Sixteenth note runs

I've never written a cadenza, but isn't there a JW plug-in that combines many bars into one and thus saves you from having to count up quarter notes in such a bar? There is a JW Plugin: JW Meter and Rhythm, v1.14 Here's a video from Jari showing how you can create cadenzas with it: https://youtu.be...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opportunity
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Opportunity

Couple things: 1. You can unothorize copies of Finale from your Makemusic account. That way, you can still have two copies of Finale you can use. 2. macOS is Unix based. And all flavors of Linux are also based on Unix. If you don't want Unix, Windows computers are your only option. Maybe you just me...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sudden low volume on one staff
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Sudden low volume on one staff

Here's a good blog post that may help:

http://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/getti ... in-finale/

Though without more detail it will be difficult to give you precise pointers.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: whole note in 7/8 bar
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: whole note in 7/8 bar

I'd personally stay away from writing a whole note in 7/8 measures. As someone who sight-reads a lot, I rarely look at the time signature. I usually defer to the note values because the time signature is redundant at that point. Especially if the time signature changes often, the extra information b...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: note sizes in large orchestral scores
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: note sizes in large orchestral scores

It's not uncommon practice for notes and line thicknesses to be larger for large scores. You'll also notice this in clefs, expressive/technique text, accidentals, as well as most other musical elements. This actually comes from one principle from typography. Smaller type requires thicker letters to ...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Engraver music font vs Maestro
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Engraver music font vs Maestro

For noteheads, I personally use slightly larger Maestro font. Though in general, I use Maestro and Engraver about 50/50.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Noteperformer and Finale 26
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Noteperformer and Finale 26

Now that I've explored NP more seriously, I have a specific question. Although it works very nicely in general, it interprets a series of 8th or 16th notes (or any moving melody line actually) in a very staccato fashion, which is not very pleasant. I can fix this with adding slurs or other, more sp...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Noteperformer and Finale 26
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Noteperformer and Finale 26

I've not had any problems with the 1-second delay. You get used to it after even just an hour of use. Since notes playback as soon as you enter then, it really doesn't disrupt your workflow. If you're concerned, Noteperformer does have a free trial. Try it out for an hour or two and see if the delay...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hiding brackets and clefs
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Hiding brackets and clefs

Try using the "Force Hide Staff (Cutaway)" staff style.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Noteperformer and Finale 26
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Noteperformer and Finale 26

I use Noteperformer 3 and Finale 26. There is no delay when inputting notes (e.g., using simple entry), but when playing back there's still a 1-second delay.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

Ok, this took me way too long to get around to posting, but here's the answer to several of your questions: 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 possib...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help with JW Lua script
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Help with JW Lua script

We've set up a JW Lua specific Facebook group a while back. There's usually more activity here than on the email list, and pretty much everyone on the email list is in the Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/742277119576336
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Swap Staves
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Swap Staves

If you're looking to use the JW Lua script and combine it with a keyboard shortcut, I just realized I made a video about it a while back. https://youtu.be/muqHt_X2oFY This will allow you to: - swap staves instantly - use a keyboard shortcut - avoid opening up a plugin every time - avoid using extra ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Swap Staves
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Swap Staves

Top and bottom staves is a clever way to get around the non-contiguous problem. Unless I miss something, it looks like the JW Lua script has the same limitations as the JW Staff polyphony plugin (top & bottom staves are not contiguous if there are more than 2 staves). But anyway, we have several so...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Swap Staves
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Swap Staves

There's a JW Lua script that does exactly what you're looking for:

http://jwmusic.nu/jwplugins/wiki/doku.p ... wap_staves
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Last Counterpoint Question
Replies: 8
Views: 290

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: 8
Views: 290

Re: Last Counterpoint Question

Is this what you're seeing?

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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: 8
Views: 290

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: 8
Views: 290

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: 11
Views: 639

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: 11
Views: 639

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: 11
Views: 639

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,...