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jjvibes
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percussion and voice assignments!

Post by jjvibes » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:33 am

hey all,
before I dive deep into a score I was going to assign percussion v1 b.d. v2 s.d v3 sus cym.
so..I am wondering if I have to move the stems in the correct position>?

is there a way to program the stem position? I know if I go to utilities and switch stems directions they all go that way. .they meaning: bass drum and snare drum.
hopefully I make sense. :(

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Nick Mazuk
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Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Post by Nick Mazuk » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:40 am

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 helps
Nick

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Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Post by jjvibes » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:11 am

okay, thanks. I was using layers, but was using sd as layer 2 and bd as layer 1.
what you suggested worked! I didn't know that depending what layer you use will dictate stem directions..
what a hard program..I hope get thru this.

thank you! :)

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Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Post by Peter Thomsen » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:42 pm

jjvibes wrote:… I didn't know that depending what layer you use, will dictate stem directions …
You can customize each layer with settings for stem directions, rests, ties &c.

Go to
Document menu > Document Options > Layers
and take a good look at the options.
Use the pop up menu at the top to go through each layer.

NB:
The settings in Document Options are document specific, not program specific.
This is by design, and what users have requested.
Mac OS X 10.14.6 (Mojave), Finale user since 1996

jjvibes
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Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Post by jjvibes » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:53 pm

awesome, Mr. Thomsen. I can see why this is such a powerful program..
Everyone on this forum has been so HELPFUL! Thanks! :)

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Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Post by Nick Mazuk » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:09 pm

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.
Nick

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