Pick strokes for tab

The place for beginner Finale users. ("How do I...")

Moderators: Peter Thomsen, miker

JohnJSherry
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Finale Version: 26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Pick strokes for tab

Post by JohnJSherry » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:35 pm

Hey again!

Is there a tool for adding strumming strokes above the tab? And can you set it for upstrokes on the &s?

Re: Pick strokes for tab

by Sponsor

Forum Sponsor
 

User avatar
Peter Thomsen
Posts: 5476
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:47 pm
Finale Version: Finale v26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Re: Pick strokes for tab

Post by Peter Thomsen » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:40 am

JohnJSherry,

I suggest that you, to make your question clearer, attach a graphic that shows the desired layout.

Some of the users here may not understand (or misunderstand) your verbal description.
Mac OS X 10.15.7 (Catalina), Finale user since 1996

JohnJSherry
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Finale Version: 26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Re: Pick strokes for tab

Post by JohnJSherry » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:48 pm

Here's what I'm talking about. The Vs are the upstrokes.

User avatar
Peter Thomsen
Posts: 5476
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:47 pm
Finale Version: Finale v26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Re: Pick strokes for tab

Post by Peter Thomsen » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:59 am

Those two symbols can be added as articulations.

If your Finale document was created from the Default Document (=Maestro Font Default), then the symbols are available as ready made articulations, with pre-programmed metatools.

The downstroke symbol has the letter D key as programmed metatool trigger.
To enter it, hold down the letter D key, and drag across the staff.

The upstroke symbol has the letter U key as programmed metatool trigger.
To enter it, hold down the letter U key, and drag across the staff.
Mac OS X 10.15.7 (Catalina), Finale user since 1996

JohnJSherry
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Finale Version: 26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Re: Pick strokes for tab

Post by JohnJSherry » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:36 pm

That's great! Thank you Peter! Is there an easy way to copy the stroke patterns from one measure to the next?

User avatar
Peter Thomsen
Posts: 5476
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:47 pm
Finale Version: Finale v26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Re: Pick strokes for tab

Post by Peter Thomsen » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:13 pm

JohnJSherry wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:36 pm
That's great! Thank you Peter! Is there an easy way to copy the stroke patterns from one measure to the next?
Try the Copy Filter:

Selection Tool.
Edit menu > Edit Filter…
In the dialog box Edit Filter, select {None}, then select only {Articulations}.
Now, when you copy from one measure to another (e. g. via Option-click), Finale will copy only articulations.

NB:
The setting for the Copy Filter is program specific, not document specific.
This means that the Filter will not automatically get toggled off, when you close the document.

Hence: Remember to toggle the Filter off when you are done (Edit menu > Use Filter).
Mac OS X 10.15.7 (Catalina), Finale user since 1996

JohnJSherry
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Finale Version: 26.3.1.643
Operating System: Mac

Re: Pick strokes for tab

Post by JohnJSherry » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:32 pm

Got it, Peter! Worked like a charm and I reset the filter when I was done.

Post Reply