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Dan G
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   Posted 9/22/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Gentlemen, I need to take an SAT staff (soprano-alto-tenor, 3-note chords) and make it into a SATB part on two staves. So I want move the tenor (bottom) note to the following staff, then copy the soprano (top) note to the next staff as well, but dropping it 8vb in the process in order to create the bass note. Thus leaving two notes on each staff (SA, TB).

(no comments, please, about the appropriateness of this voicing :-)

Any ideas for Finalescripting this?
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   Posted 9/23/2010 6:57 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm doubtful if this could be scripted, but maybe someone will come forward with a solution.

If you're looking for a relatively straightforward way to do this using the available Finale utilities, try this:

> Add 4 separate staves for S-A-T-B.
> Copy the contents of the SAT stave into each of those 4
> Use the TGTools plugin "Process Extracted Parts" to "Extract Voice 1" on the S stave, "Extract Voice 2" on the A stave, and "Extract Voice 3" on the T stave. For the Bass staff, extract Voice 1 (S) and transpose down an octave.
> Combine S/A and T/B using the Finale "Implode" utility - "implode into top staff of selection".
> Delete the A and B staves.

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Dan G
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   Posted 9/23/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
What I've come up with so far is to have the script apply a 8vb transposition to the whole chord, leaving existing notes, then having it explode the resultant 6 notes with two per staff, including an extra staff at the bottom. That gives me my SA, TB, and extraneous staff which I can just clear out. Works pretty well, but it would be nice to get it "just right "
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   Posted 10/8/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Dan,

Are you still seeking a solution for this? I was out of town for two weeks starting just about when you posted this and and am just now catching up on emails, etc. I have an elaborate script that does the reverse what you want. It splits SA & TB parts into 4 seperate lines (to create instrumental parts for a church hymnal). In the process, however, it adds staves, copies music from different layers to individual staves, moves all to the same layer and then recombines them using the implode utility.

I could paste my script into a reply (or in a private message) so you can see the steps. Unfortunately, I do not have time to modify it for your specific need but I think the code could be useful if you are interested. Let me know.

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