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by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4

That worked. Thanks, Miker
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4

Finale often likes to beam eighth notes in 4/4 as if it was 2/2. Especially when there are three eight notes together. I find that both as a composer and musician, it can make the rhythm harder to read because at first glance they can look like triplets instead of normal eighths. Screen Shot 2019-03...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Auto Part names
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Auto Part names

If anyone is looking for the replies, please see the duplicate thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17653
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How do I make my own shortcuts?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: How do I make my own shortcuts?

For simple shortcuts, I do what Miker suggests using System Preferences. For the ones that don't work, if I want more logic, or I want more complicated shortcuts, I use Keyboard Maestro to create macros. https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/ It's decently cheap and the macros I use save me hours eac...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score Merger Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Score Merger Woes

Here's the formula for the horizontal offset. "1. Expression Alignment Point: Center 2. Measure Alignment Point: Left Barline 3. Additional Horizontal Offset: (distance between margins / 2 - indent) / system scaling System scaling can be found in Options/Page Format. For system scaling of 85%, for e...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Harp Pedal Notation
Replies: 22
Views: 2268

Re: Harp Pedal Notation

If you're looking for the graphical harp pedal diagrams, Scoring Notes has a great tutorial.

https://www.scoringnotes.com/tips/creat ... musescore/
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to copy and paste copyright notice
Replies: 17
Views: 1584

Re: Unable to copy and paste copyright notice

The copyright notice in the Score Info has been there since I've started using Finale.

And if you want to insert that copyright text anywhere, you can use it's insert when the Text Tool is selected (Text > Inserts > Copyright Text)
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: New JW Plug-in and some Updates
Replies: 2
Views: 736

New JW Plug-in and some Updates

Hi Everyone, It looks like Jari recently created a new plug-in for reflowing measures evenly across the selected systems (JW Fit Music). It can be used to get rid of that pesky last system with only a couple measures on it. He also updated JW Validate and JW Pattern. http://www.finaletips.nu/index.p...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Chord Spacing

There's also a good tutorial on this on OFNOTE.

http://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/final ... l-spacing/
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale running slow
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Finale running slow

Does this happen constantly?

I think there is a memory leak somewhere in the Finale code. This occasionally happens for me and I need to hard restart to get it working again.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spoken word/rap notation
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: Spoken word/rap notation

There's multiple ways you can do this. One of my favorites for X notes (or even simply rhythm notation) is using staff styles. There's even one for X noteheads and if you change the rhythm the noteheads will stay as Xs. You can also try the JW Change plug-in if you have a huge chunk of music that yo...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart

I stand corrected. You learn something new every day.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart

I believe since the ratio for quarter tones is 1.0293, the tuning for the second piano is either 452.39 or 427.47 (depending if you're going higher or lower. I don't think Finale can play quarter tones as is. There's probably some sound library out there that can do it. I know that https://noteperfo...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing page numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Changing page numbers

For everyone's reference, I believe this was solved in a duplicate thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17325
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Garageband
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Garageband

Hi Stephen,

According to their website, you can. And you can even use their prerecorded loops. You may not redistribute their loops as loops (i.e. you can use them in a larger composition but not on their own).

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201808

Hope this helps.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: All Caps Text
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: All Caps Text

Thanks, Peter. I was expecting that to be the case but thought I'd reach out on the off chance that there was a way. I ended up just converting the font I like to an all-caps font.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to start a stave , e.g. "voice" at a specific bar
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: How to start a stave , e.g. "voice" at a specific bar

Definitely try out Miker's suggestion. If that doesn't work, try using some Staff Styles. Staff Style 13. Force Hide Staff (Collapse) will also achieve your result. Finally, if Miker's suggestion works and bar 13 starts in the middle of the system, you might also consider using Staff Style 12. Force...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Vibrato
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: No Vibrato

I would personally recommend NotePerformer. It has the option to turn off vibrato for strings as well as have variable levels of vibrato. You can download it for free with a 30-day trial to see if you like it before you buy it. The current price is $129, so there are more expensive libraries that mi...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playback in wrong octaves.
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Playback in wrong octaves.

Glockenspiels transpose 2 octaves lower than written. Starting with Finale 25, there's the option to keep instruments with octave transpositions transposed when the score is in concert pitch. So while Finale displays other instruments in concert pitch, it still transposes instruments like glockenspi...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: All Caps Text
Replies: 2
Views: 517

All Caps Text

Is there a setting in Finale for all caps styling?

Right now, I'm trying to get a document setup so I can have the info text like the title always be in all caps rather than having to type the title in all caps manually.

Thanks
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Validate
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: JW Validate

I ran it for fun on one of my pieces and it certainly caught some inconsistencies.

Definitely would recommend trying it out. It may not be right for everyone, but it's really good at what it does.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition

Transposing the chords works. Thanks!

When I played with it, changing the key doesn't change chords already copied into the drum part. However, it does change the interval that any new chords are transposed by.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition

Here's a test file. I took the original file and then deleted everything that was irrelevant so there aren't any distractions. After playing around a little bit, I found that the reason for a M2 shift was because I was in the key of Bb. The interval seems to be connected to the key. In C everything ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition

Hi everyone, I'm working on an arrangement right now, and the person wants me to write the chords on the drum set part. When I copy the chords into the set part, they become transposed up a whole step. The part is the default drum set from the setup wizard. I double checked that there isn't a transp...