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highlighting

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:06 am
by hwmcswain
Greetings:

I have a suggestion for Finale: the ability to highlight sections of music.

Here's an application for it: say that I'm teaching a choir to sing the "Amen" from "Messiah" (or any fugue), and I wish to highlight the subject in yellow, the countersubject in green, the answer in orange (or whatever's called for). It would make learning the parts easier, and, as a conductor, I use a highlighter coloring scheme to help me with memorization/learning/etc. Could be a powerful tool in several other applications, too, such as in a classroom setting and wanting to highlight something being projected on a screen.

Note that this is a different request than using layer-colors. I'd like to highlight sections of an entire stave, meaning, all five lines, not just notes, with the ability to stop or start highlighting wherever I want according to the smallest beat value (quarter, half, eighth, etc.).

This suggestion may have already come up; if so, apologies! Couldn't find it in the archives!

Hal McSwain
Finale 2012c
Windows

Re: highlighting

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:49 pm
by miker
Not a new suggestion, but a great one, nonetheless.

Please submit it to MakeMusic through the support section of their website. that way, it will be officially "logged."

Re: highlighting

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:50 am
by hwmcswain
Mike:

Thanks. I went to makemusic, and tried to post a suggestion. Apparently, that element of their web page isn't working. I'll hold on to the suggestion, but if anybody else knows how to post it, please go ahead.

Incidentally, I learned the music-color-marking scheme from my conducting teacher, Otto-Werner Mueller.

Hal

Re: highlighting

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:24 am
by miker
You do it as a technical support submission. Evidently, they think that the program is so good, there is no need for a "suggestion/request" category.