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by benwiggy
08 Aug 2022, 20:25
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: resizing staves
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: resizing staves

There are lots of ways.

If you're looking for specific help in using Finale, then I'd recommend the dedicated Finale forum.

https://www.finaleforum.com
by benwiggy
08 Aug 2022, 16:25
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 27 Fonts going bonkers
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Finale 27 Fonts going bonkers

An Apple Support document shows that these fonts are still available for documents that already use them; so existing documents should be fine, but you can't use them in new documents. A quick test of a Finale 2009 file on El Capitan creates a file with text in Times (also Athelas, Courier and Mario...
by benwiggy
08 Aug 2022, 15:26
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro

For the record, the Maestro Wide noteheads are at uniF600 to F604 in Finale Maestro. The crotchet note there is 343 font units**, compared to 318. The minim is 353, compared to 328.

(Divide by 250 to get spaces.)
by benwiggy
08 Aug 2022, 14:33
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Apple's New York font
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Apple's New York font

Apple have released new versions of their "New York" font, with styles of Black, Heavy, Bold, SemiBold, Medium and Regular; each in optical sizes of Extra Large, Large, Medium and Small. It's available to download here, along with their San Francisco font(s). https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ It's ...
by benwiggy
08 Aug 2022, 11:00
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 27 Fonts going bonkers
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Finale 27 Fonts going bonkers

That's not great support. Firstly, even if Times is missing, it shouldn't cause a problem with selecting other fonts that are installed. Secondly, recommending some random free font site, is not good practice, as those sites tend to be sketchy and of dubious legal status. The font they've recommende...
by benwiggy
03 Aug 2022, 14:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 27 Fonts going bonkers
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Finale 27 Fonts going bonkers

I seem the same behaviour, John, so it may be a bug.
by benwiggy
30 Jul 2022, 10:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: più and meno as dynamic modifers
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: più and meno as dynamic modifers

Thanks all. "A lot to think about." I'll probably just say mp for everyone, and trust in a choir's natural tendency to get louder. ;-)
by benwiggy
26 Jul 2022, 15:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: più and meno as dynamic modifers
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: più and meno as dynamic modifers

Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen something like 'più f' following piano, but only following something like forte, so slightly overlooked the completely relative aspect.

It's probably safer to use absolute terms. Thanks.
by benwiggy
26 Jul 2022, 11:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: più and meno as dynamic modifers
Replies: 10
Views: 563

più and meno as dynamic modifers

I presume, following Italian, that 'più piano' is quieter than piano, and thus 'meno piano' is louder; and the same is true for 'molto piano'. I'm looking for a 'warmer mezzopiano than we've just had' instruction. So più mp wouldn't be right, and meno mp seems counter-intuitive and open to rehearsal...
by benwiggy
24 Jul 2022, 16:16
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Slurs and ties coinciding
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Slurs and ties coinciding

I would favour the slurs starting slightly earlier and finishing later than the tie, making the slur bigger, not making the tie smaller.
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