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Windows 7, Finale 26, GPO5

(I also have posted this in the Finale forum)

Hi all,

The default for harp playback is a rolled chord.
However there is a common harp technique known as (in English) "flat chords" or "play flat", and (in French) "un accord plaqué" (notice the diacritical)

The notation is with a bracket, but how does one change the playback at any given instance in a piece from the default roll, to not rolled--such as how a pianist would typically play a chord?

Thank you,
:-)
Vanessa

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I don't use harp playback often, so maybe I'm doing something wrong.

 

I used the setup wizard to create a file for solo harp. I added single quarter notes in one measure, and a full chorded whole note in the next measure. (6 notes total)

I pressed play, the whole notes weren't rolled at all, they played simultaneously. This is what you want, correct?

When I added the arpeggio articulation (vertical wavy line) to the whole note, then it played back as a rolled chord.

 

Not sure if it makes a difference, but I'm using Finale 25.

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When I contacted Finale/Garritan with this question some time ago, they said that there was no setting to prevent harp chords from rolling (to my great disappointment).

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Thank you, Jeffrey and Adrian,

Sorry to hear that Garritan does not support or provide a means for the "flat" harp chord.

After some experimentation, I came up with a rather interesting approach, which I show in the attached image.

Even with Garritan Harp KS, the playback of a 3-note chord is not rolled, but a 4-chord and greater is.

In my example, the piano chord automatically is rolled because (I presume) it is part of the "harp" layer. Oddly, when I use the Glissando Tool on the piano chord, the rolled effect is countered (it does not roll in playback). Odd.

Unfortunately, applying the Glissando Tool to a harp chord does not counter the rolled chord effect.

Anyone, something to think about.
:-)
Vanessa

 

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Here's an updated screenshot to clarify what I had done.
:-)
Vanessa

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