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(Finale 26 MacBook Pro 2017 running on Mojave 10.14.5

I am getting no slow down in my ritardando marking. Sometimes this works, most the time it doesn't. Is this a common issue? Does anyone have a fix for this?? Hoping for a simple one Lol

 

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What doesn't work? Are you referring to printing, playback, what?

 

If you're referring to playback, I just made a test file and the "rit." (tempo alteration) worked as expected.

 

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Yes, Jeffrey, I'm sorry. It was indeed my ritardando marking not slowing the tempo down. I notice you put a different tempo indication on the measure after the rit. indication. I wasn't aware we had do this. I will try it. 

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Well, this works, but only because I inserted the Adagio after the rit. indication. But "a tempo" doesn't bring it back to original tempo. You have to bring back the "Allegro" or whatever marking. I have had success in the past, not always of course, making the speed slow gradually without inserting Adagio and Allegro to return to original speed. Is there a way to have "rit." and "a tempo" behave properly without posting actual tempo changes in the score?

Thank you

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Mark,

 

It would be wonderful if this forum allowed users to post files, unfortunately we don't have that luxury.

 

From this screen shot, you can see a test file I created using the default file. THis works, the a tempo works.

 

Can you post a screen shot of your file where it doesn't work correctly?

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sure

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The "a tempo" should revert to the tempo that precedes the molto rit. Where does that original tempo appear in relation to this section I can see? And was that initial tempo created by an expression or is the tempo initially setup in the playback window?

 

FWIW, when I use molto rit followed by a tempo, it works.

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Realize that (if the standard a tempo doesn't work for you) you can always create a custom a tempo and set the playback to the beats-per-minute you want in the Expression editor's Playback Tab.

 

You can also hide any expression you wish if it helps you surreptitiously control the tempo.

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Thank you, J Adrian

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Jeffrey,

It began to function properly when I created a tempo Expression at the beginning of the piece. Before I had just set the tempo in the playback window. Is this why it succeeded this time?

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Yes, always use expressions to set the tempo. If you do that, Human Playback will always work and understand your markings.

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Perfect! Thank you for your help on this!

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