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is there a quick way to enter the notes of a cluster?

I mean the sounding notes (hidden afterward)... let's say:

chromatic fragments, only white keys, only black keys...

mac monterey fin 27

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I don't think so. Maybe a JW Lua script. Post your question on the other forum. https://www.finaleforum.com/

 

A couple of guys who are great with the scripts hang out there.

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thanks Michael, but...

that (very useful) plugin it's only graphical (top and bottom note); it doesn't fill them (as it happens in reality) with all the sounding notes that constitutes the cluster...

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I haven't used it, but according to the video it will play back all notes correctly. Have you watched the whole video?

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as you can see from 1''50" on the notes are inputted manually, before the cluster plugin is applied

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Maybe I don't understand what you want. How else would you enter the notes of a cluster? Finale can't guess if you want all whte or black keys, or chromatic segemnts. It seems to me you will always have to input the notes and this plug-in will then save you the work of making graphical representations (while still playing back the notes). I'd find that useful and is really all you can expect.

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for instance if the cluster symbol is white in most music means white notes, if it is black means black notes and if it is B&W it means all the notes between the cluster limits... What I am asking for is if there is a way to generate those filling notes automatically instead of putting them manually

I am not so original anyway

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but if what I want is now impossible how would you quickly enter a B&W chord manually? possibly without a midi device?

 

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thanks I knew those way of entering notes since Finale 3, my dear!

no answer to my script wish any way

keep going :)

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if only the Add Interval command in Simple entry could act also chromatically and not only diatonically my problem will be solved (adding minor second)...

perhaps a few line of code!

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Depends what you mean by “quick.” I rarely use full clusters anymore but when notating an old piece of mine from the 80’s, what I did was to simply depress all the notes I wanted and, after entering the note value and adjusting for accidentals, that was that:

In another part of the same score, I entered the notes en masse, but hid the intervening notes and used a graphic notation (a straight line, in this case) to do the more 20th-century way of notating clusters:

For sure, it’s not a quick thing to do. But it does work. There is a plugin out there that can do it, but I’ve not had occasion to use it (I notated this score probably 10 years ago, long before I knew of that plugin)

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thanks, nice music!

if only the Add Interval command in Simple Edit had a "minor second" as interval to be added everything it would be easier... 

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Thanks! That was the last time I wrote 12-tone music that wasn’t minimalist 😅

TBH, I’ve never used Simple Edit since I started using finale in the early 90’s. Only Speedy Edit. Regardless, there might be a function in JW Polyphony or JW Change that could do what you would like (or perhaps a .lua script) but off the top of my head I don’t know for sure (at this point I have so many plugins from different sources, some of which have many functions, that it’s hard to remember which one does what. That’s a good problem to have but still a problem.). 

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I don't find the function I wish neither in JWPolypony or JWChange...

perhaps you are luckier? 

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