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Is it possible to have just one group of notes (for example triplets) on differents bars to do easlily a rythmic crescendo on 3 bars ?

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It would help us to know what version of Finale your are using (and what OS and version thereof), as well as in illustration (scanned image?) of what you are looking for. I am guessing this is not simply a matter of accelerating the tempo.

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Thanks for your answer :

I use Finale 25 for windows 10

Here is what I want to do (this example was made on Sibelius)

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… rhythmic crescendo …

I might call this a rhythmic diminuendo rather than a rhythmic crescendo.

Or just rallentando.

A common name for this layout is feathered beaming.

 

I suppose that the notes in the lower (stems down) voice are played strictly in tempo (= no rallentando), right?

 

Your layout will not work in performance as a convincing rallentando over 3 measures:

In the first measure you have 12 beamed notes performed in the duration of a dotted half.

In the second measure you have 8 beamed notes performed in the duration of a half.

This means that the average speed is the same in the two measures ⇒ not a convincing rallentando.

To fix the layout, move the second measure’s first three notes to the left = to the end of the first measure.

Also, move the third measure’s first two notes to the left = to the end of the second measure.

In that way you will have

- in the first measure 15 beamed notes,

- in the second measure 7 beamed notes,

- in the third measure 5 beamed notes.

 

The layout is definitely possible in Finale.

 

To give you the beat possible help we may need to know a little more about the context.

Is this a solo?

Or are other instruments performing during this passage?

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Yes of course it's a rhytmic decrescendo... and yes the notes in the lower (stems down) voice are played strictly in tempo.

No, I do not want to change the number of notes in each measure ...

I just want to get a way to connect all these notes graphically with a single beam as on the image...
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To give you the beat possible help we need to know a little more about the context.

1) Is this a solo?

2) Or are other instruments performing during this passage?

 

3) If other instruments are performing during these three measure (strictly in tempo, like the stems down voice, I suppose), then what rhythms are in these other instruments?

 

… I do not want to change the number of notes in each measure …

4) If I understand you correctly, it is important that the 13th beamed note (= a♭) happens on the first beat of the second measure, right?

And it is important that the 21st beamed note happens on the first beat of the third measure, right?

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1) no it isn't a solo but an orchestra

2) yes the other instruments perform during this passage

3) it depends... but they play rhythm normaly (strictly in tempo) some of them quarters, other eights or nolets...

4) yes it is important that the 13th beamed note (= a♭) happens on the first beat of the second measure, right? And it is important that the 21st beamed note happens on the first beat of the third measure.

But what I want is only one group of notes because it is takes a very long time to extend beams from one bar to the next bar mostly if the beams are not parralel... You know what I mean ?

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… it is important that the 13th beamed note (= a♭) happens on the first beat of the second measure. And it is important that the 21st beamed note happens on the first beat of the third measure …

 

1) As a simple layout solution, use only stems (= no beams).

Then, use the Smart Shape Tool to add false beams as Custom Lines with the same Line Thickness as beams.

To find out the thickness of beams, look in the Document Options.

 

2) The demands for the timing of the 13th note and the 21st note will make it physically impossible to perform a continued rallentando where the speed never goes up, always goes down.

You can perform a rallentando during the first measure so that the 13th note happens on the first beat of the second measure.

But then, to make the 21st note happen on the first beat of the third measure, you have to speed up again.

If you, from the beginning of the second measure, continue at the (slower) speed you have reached by the end of the first measure, then the 21st note will happen later than the first beat of the third measure. And the 21st note will happen even later if you also perform a rallentando during the second measure.

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Since Finale can't do this beaming easily, I would put all of the notes from the three measures in the first measure all beamed together. Completely over stuff the measure. Then with Special tools, drag each note into your desired position. Then use Special tools to create the feathered beaming. It's clumsy, but it gives you control over the beam.

 

Jeff

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