first create a sextuplet of 32th notes, then delete the last five a change the first 32th into a dotted 8th note. unfortunately this is not copiable: Finale changes the dotted 8th into a regular 8th during copying.
Ate there any solutions that are less cumbersome? Thanks!
If you want correct playback, then enter the complete sextuplet. (all six notes)
If you just want to duplicate what you've posted, then just enter two dotted 8th notes, add the tremolo articulation, and use the expression tool or articulation tool to put a 6 above the notes. (you're not using the tuplet tool with this method)
I did it by setting the tuplet definition to 6, 32nd note in the space of 1, eighth note. Enter the dotted eighth, and (in simple) tap the numpad 9 to turn it into the sextuplet. Add the tremolo with the articulation tool. It's copyable.
But as Jeffrey said, for correct playback, you will need to enter the sextuplet as in the bottom measures of your example.
@Jeffrey: Thanks for your suggestion. I don't care that much about the correct playback however your method doesn't seem to work for the example I attached since there are too many counts in a bar. Am I overlooking something?
@Mike: Thanks for your reply. This works and takes less time as the procedure I figured out! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be copyable, is that correct?
I've found that if you uncheck "Fill with rests at end of measure" in *Simple Entry Options*, creating the tuplet should be no problem and is copyable. That's probably why it works for MIKE ROSEN and not for you. It seems by auto-filling rests, Finale corrects the redundant tuplets.
I found out that you have to click the highlighted 'Staff 1', 2, etc. again to unselect it.
I'm still having trouble trying to copy sextuplets (is that the correct English term?) to another staff or measure.
This time the examples looks like this (both in 2/4 bar):
(btw, it was quite a work around to find out this notation....)
Copied, the examples look like this:
Followed procedure: go to scroll view | select the measures + staffs I want to copy from and to (it is not possible to select two different measures in two different staffs) | create a Staff Set by selecting Staff Tool | in 'View - Select Staff Set - menu', select Staff 1 while holding Ctrl key | select and copy the measure into another measure (both in Staff Set). Result: see images.
Any advice appreciated! (constructing the desired notation by means of a work around for every single bar takes a lot of time....)
Just click outside a selected staff (with the selection tool) to deselect it.
Finale has never been able to select two different measures from two different staves.
In example one, it's a simple octave shift. Maybe instruments with different transpositions? Just select the measure, and tap the numpad 8 to drop it an octave. For the second example, I don't know why the triplets weren't copied. That may be a bug, because it did the same for me. Maybe you should open a support ticket for that.
Thanks for your reply Mike. The octave shift or transposition is not the problem here (they are indeed different transposing instruments), but the fact that the dotted quarter from the original is being copied as an eighth note.
I repeated the procedure and made a Stack Selection (in Scroll View) of a single staff (in my case Staff Set 1). I already selected one measure and after creating the single staff stack selection I hit 'copy'. Then go back to: View - Select Staff Set - All Staves', select another measure in another staff and hit 'Paste'. These are the results with two different examples:
Example 1 (original):
After copying (don't mind the transposition):
Example 2 (original):
Am I still forgetting something or is Finale not capable of copying this kind of notation?
Thanks for your reply. You are right about selecting in Stack Selection with respect to the first example (message above), this measure copies correctly now. I had to select the measure I want to copy *again* in Stack Selection to make it work.
However, the example below:
(as selected in a single staff Stack Selection)
Copies correctly (as above) from one measure but looks tike this when copied from the same measure from another voice (following the same procedure):
Could it have something to do with the way the original measures are created? I remember I had to make a work around to create the sextuplets in these maesures. Thanks!
The original measures were in 2/4. I didn't change time signature at any time but I experienced that inorder to create this sextuplet notation:
I had to do the following: enter a dotted quarter - with 'Simple Entry Tuplet Definition' make 6 32nd(s) in the space of 1 dotted quarter - [number '6' appears above the dotted quarter] - with 'Simple Entry Tuplet Definition' make 6 32nd(s) in the space of 1 eight (note: this doesn't work if I enter 'dotted quarter' or even 'quarter' !) - [number '6' appears above the eight note] - change the eight in a dotted quarter.
After this procedure the notation is visibly correct (as above) but copies like this (using the single Stack Selection provedure):
Thanks for your reply. Still confused... I tried again (example still in 2/4). Procedure: enter a quarter | with 'Simple Entry Tuplet Definition' make 6 16th(s) in the space of 1 quarter | result:
Next (for the second quarter) I enter a quarter | with 'Simple Entry Tuplet Definition' make 6 16th(s) in the space of 1 quarter | result:
Still looks fine. The next step seems to be the bottle neck. I change the first quarter and the two 16th rests into a dotted quarter. If I then try to do the same for the second (dotted) quarter, this appears to be not possible. I simply cannot change the second quarter into a dotted sextuplet-quarter. The closest I can get to, is:
Am I having this problem or can you reproduce this? Just to make sure: I'm trying to find a way to find a similar notation as below (in 2/4), which can be copied correctly.
Thanks for your reply. I followed the steps you described exactly (I had to uncheck the 'check for extra notes' option). The first sextuplet looks ok. When I try to replicate the line "Tap the 5 key, and enter a quarter note." for the second time (about halfway), this is what I get:
I guess that is not what it should be?
Thanks for your offer to call but I'm at the other end of the globe, in The Netherlands.