Hi all -- I had posted this on the Finale side, so thought I would try again here...
Windows 7, Finale 26
How does one create an effective and functional "dampen" for harp?
In other words, playing the harp is similar to playing the piano with the sostenuto pedal always depressed, except most of the strings decay more rapidly.
There are times when the strings need to be "dampened" (some people say "muffled") right after they are played.
I have read the User Manual, and found a few places in sundry forums, for using text or symbols. Many text examples are suggested in the Users Manual, the "Coda" symbol or another similar to it are suggested for the symbol.
None of them work for me, and the other symbol that looks similar to the Coda one, but is a circle with crosshairs, I cannot find.
In either case, I would like the Expression or Articulation to function, and not just be text or a symbol.
I have tried creating an Expression and using the Keyswitch words: Dampen, Damped, Damp -- with "D" and "d" but to no avail.
I have also tried the Expression and under the "Playback" tab using "Controller // 64:Sustain" with and without a value of 1.
Obviously, I really do not know what I am doing here.
The harp I have selected is "Harp KS1" and in the Aria player have selected the harp from the "Notation" category (n-Harp KS1).
Any suggestions, advice, directions, instructions, examples, etc :-)
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