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by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does Gear Fisher really care about Finale?
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Does Gear Fisher really care about Finale?

After reading that article, everything just sort of starts to make sense.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Two titles on one page
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Two titles on one page

Try the JW Start New Piece plugin: http://www.finaletips.nu/index.php/download/category/43-64-bit-windows-plug-ins It will automatically reset the time signature, key signature, instrument names, indentation, and all other conventions you need when starting a new piece/movement. For the title and co...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rectangular cells for improvisation
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Rectangular cells for improvisation

Another option is to use a JW Lua Script on Elbsound.studio:

https://elbsound.studio/jw-lua-scripts.php (script #11)

For the notes you want around a box, put them in their own measure with invisible barlines, select the measure, and run the script.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1307

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

As a trombonist, a high D alone isn't too worrisome. Yes, I'd still worry about it, but it wouldn't stop me from playing the Meditation from Thais. With that said, this high D is a really hard high D. Not only is it the climax of the phrase and the loudest part (which kills chops), but the piece slo...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1307

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

motet wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:29 am
Musetta above. Goes up to a B.
No, don't take that up the octave. I've heard precisely one player play that high: Ian Bousfield.

https://youtu.be/rkzCm0aODlE

There's a C at 5:39. And that's not written, he just wanted to play that high.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1307

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

Is m 17 too high up an octave? Which piece? The Waltz or the Meditation? Still for trombone or another instrument? For trombone, a high F is the max you want to go. That's second F above bass clef (or the F at the top of treble clef). Even a D is pushing the range. Keep in mind that unless you're d...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: On to Dorico

Crossgrade is $279.99. Have fun. https://new.steinberg.net/dorico/?_sp=9d72e9d7-5da7-4b14-af11-e5b2cb21090e.1568494289796&buy=dorico-pro-3 I bought it last year when the crossgrade was on sale. There are things I like about the look. There are things I dislike such as ... oh ... everything else. Ev...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1307

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

Yep, definitely a hard piece for trombone. About a year ago I wanted to play it so I wrote a version in Bb, which is not quite as high (only a D vs an F#). I've yet to hear a tenor trombone player play it in the original key, so I'd be really curious as well to hear her play it if she could. This pi...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Artificial Harmonics
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Artificial Harmonics

If you're familiar with JW Lua, I modified one of Jari's scripts to change all possible harmonics in a given region. By default, it also only checks for valid harmonics. https://nickmazuk.com/Resources/JWLua#stringharmonics Just install as you would any other JW Lua Script, highlight the entire musi...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Roman Numberal Prolongation
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Roman Numberal Prolongation

The link in the original post is about using the Finale Numerics font for adding the numbers (Arabic, not Roman) under the staff. The method Finale uses stacks 3 numbers under the staff. If Word Extensions is on, it produces one extension aligned with the bottom of the stack of numbers, which is no...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Musical notation for 'break tempo?'
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Musical notation for 'break tempo?'

I've also seen a piacere , meaning "at your pleasure/will", which will signal that it doesn't have to be strictly in time. In terms of other suggestions already here: Rubato : Specifically means to steal time. The assumption is typically that if you are going to take some time here, you're going to ...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: JW Lua

I tried that, and a message popped up saying I didn't have permission to do that. It wanted to put things elsewhere. I found a folder in my downloads folder, and asked the Lua plugin to look there, so it's now up, and running. I was able to add the Jazz Font Move Dots script (using copy/paste) to t...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: JW Lua

Most people I know put JW Lua and all their JW Lua scripts in /Plugins/JW Lua. You have to create the JW Lua folder yourself.

Especially once you start adding new scripts to the plugin menu to act like plugins, it can get really chaotic so it's useful to have them organized in their own folder.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: JW Lua

JW Lua is technically still in beta, though with the exception of a couple known bugs and a few missing features, it's very complete and stable. For all intents and purposes, you can consider it out of beta. The only real issue right now is that not a ton of people have adopted it. For the most part...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Roman Numberal Prolongation
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Roman Numberal Prolongation

Ok, so let's say you're using the lyrics tool to type in Roman Numberal analysis into the score using this method: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/FinaleMac/Content/Finale/ht-figured-bass.htm How would you add the horizontal lines used to prolong and extend chords? Is there a way to do it still ...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Figured Bass Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: Figured Bass Analysis

Different schools and theorists call the cadential 6-4 differently. Some call it a I 6-4, others a V 6-4. The I 6-4 interpretation is more literal, while the V 6-4 is more functional. I 6-4: Literal Yes, a GCE chord in C major is a C Major chord, and so it is technically a I chord in second inversio...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page orientation unexpectedly changed
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Page orientation unexpectedly changed

It looks to me like the new page's system is just resized incorrectly. This often happens if you add instruments to the score later on, or the systems reflow onto a new page. You can either use the resize tool and/or page layout tool to fix each of the following systems manually, or you can use a JW...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: percussion and voice assignments!
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Glad to be of help.

By default, layers 1 and 3 will stem up and layers 2 and 4 will stem down.

Of course, you can always change the defaults like Peter noted.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: percussion and voice assignments!
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Hi jjvibes, I'd suggest looking into using different layers. Put the snare line in layer 1 and the bass drum in layer 2. Then, by default, the snare drum stems will go up and the bass drum stems will go down. You can switch layers in the bottom left corner or through View > Switch Layers. Hope this ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Correct use of a repeat
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Correct use of a repeat

Yeah, I've never seen double measure numbers for a repeat. It would be like having a repeat from measures 20-29, and the next measure is somehow 40! Just doesn't make sense to a player. Your best option is to either repeat in all the parts or not at all. They are perfectly acceptable to use to save ...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Correct use of a repeat
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Correct use of a repeat

I have to agree with Motet that you should not have repeats in some parts and not in others. I've been in many rehearsals where that's the case, and it has never gone well. Especially if the conductor doesn't know that only some parts have repeats.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: question mark symbol in Symbol Selection
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: question mark symbol in Symbol Selection

I've never been 100% sure what that means, but my guess is that it's symbols that aren't defined by the font.

I know that when it comes to web design, if you require a symbol that the font doesn't define, you get a similar question mark symbol. So maybe that's it.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: NEED HELP ASAP
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: NEED HELP ASAP

As her what fonts she used.

That is the default output if the music font they used is not installed on your machine. Double check that whatever font she used in her document is also installed on your computer.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: volume
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: volume

If you are going to do this constantly, you can create hidden dynamics. Just go to the expression dialogue box, edit, uncheck "Use Dynamics Category Fonts", highlight everything, check "Hidden", 1. Go to the expression dialogue box 2. Click "Edit…" 3. Uncheck "Use Dynamics Category Fonts" 4. Highlig...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu May 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: attachments keep getting rejected
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: attachments keep getting rejected

Miker is probably asking about the size of the image.

Since you're on a Mac, open the image in Preview. Then use Tools > Adjust Size to make the image smaller. That's probably the easiest way to lower the file size so you can upload it.