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Finale 25.5, Windows 10

Entering drum part on big band score using Garritan.  Each space and line of the staff shows kick/snare, hihats, etc., but after entering the kick drum part for one full measure, it won't let me enter other pieces (hi hat, etc.)  The instruments are visible when I hover over a space or line, but it wont let me enter.  

Any suggestions.  Thanks!

 

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How are you entering the notes? Are you using layers to put the Kick in a downstem layer (like Layer 2) and the hand-struck instruments in Layer 1?

 

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Do I need to assign a layer to each instrument in the kit?  There's only 4 layers.  Don't really have a handle on layers yet; studying it at the moment.  

Thanks for the quick response.

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… after entering the kick drum part for one full measure, it won't let me enter other pieces (hi hat, etc.) …

… Do I need to assign a layer to each instrument in the kit? …

 

All the instruments are available in all 4 layers.

The use of layers is merely a matter of getting two simultaneous rhythms.

Enter the upper rhythm in Layer 1.

Enter the lower rhythm in Layer 2.

 

See Adrian’s attached graphic.

In the upper rhythm (upstem notes) you see the Layer 1 notes (in black) where at two cases there are two noteheads on the same shared stem.

In the lower rhythm (downstem notes) you see the Layer 2 notes (in red), showing 4 quarter notes.

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Awesome.  Thanks both Peter and Andrian.  Very helpful.

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