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On Ebony And Ivory I'll Tinkle All Day Long
Date Joined Dec 2005
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| Posted 7/23/2006 2:07 PM (GMT -5) |
|Accidental spelling divides the Finale user group, and probably most other musicians too. As someone who plays the piano in a jazz/show environment, I value correct enharmonic spellings: in my head, Cb and B are not the same chord, and depending upon context, one or the other is correct. But other musicians have different needs, and prefer "easy" spellings rather than "correct" ones.|
To change any one note in Finale, go to Speedy and highlight the notehead, before pressing "9". To change a chord, select the chord (but no note in particular), and keep pressing "9" until you see the spelling you want.
Sadly, Finale is not "intelligent" in this respect: if you change one note in one measure, by holding <ctrl> when you press 9, any other notes at that exact pitch are also changed, in the measure you're in, in the staff you're in. Other staves, measures, or duplicate sections of music, require the same manual intervention.
One trick that sometimes saves time is to highlight a zone, and transpose it into the relative major/minor while "hold notes at existing pitch" is selected. It's a blunt tool, but can get rid of some of the worst cases of double-flat excess if you don't like that sort of thing.
On ebony and ivory I'll tinkle all day long
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