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   Posted 10/26/2016 11:12 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have a piano melody that I want to change to the next higher octave. I can't find a menu item for it. Can someone tell me how to change octaves (and I presume keys would be the same way?) without changing instruments? Windows 7, Finale 2014.5

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   Posted 10/26/2016 11:48 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Keys and Octaves are 2 different things. In the default file, highlight the measures and press 9.

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   Posted 10/27/2016 1:53 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
1. What is a default file?
2. I tried highlighting my lead sheet and hit the number 9. Nothing happened.

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   Posted 10/27/2016 1:59 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
One way is to highlight the measures (on the desired staff), right click, then use the drop-down menu that appears to transpose the notes by an octave.

Another way is to move from note-to-note using the arrow keys and use Shift+UpArrow to move the notes up an octave.


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   Posted 10/27/2016 1:59 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
OOPS !! When I 1st tried, I used the Staff tool icon. It didn't work.

After sending my last response, I tried it with the Highlight Tool icon. THEN it worked !!

What does the 9 mean? I presume I can do the same to change keys with different numbers?

Thank you for your help.

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   Posted 10/27/2016 2:38 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
LP said...
What does the 9 mean? I presume I can do the same to change keys with different numbers?

Try it! Select things and press buttons! smilewinkgrin There's no better way to learn. Well, that and reading the Help files. Look up Metatools for the Selection Tool.


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   Posted 10/27/2016 7:49 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
LP said...
What does the 9 mean?


It's a Selection Tool shortcut to transpose up an octave. 8 is down an octave, 6 down a step diatonically, 7 up a step diatonically.

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   Posted 10/27/2016 9:23 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Or, if you have a challenged memory bank, you could do it without having to remember numbers: with the selection tool, pick the measures you want to change. Right click. From the drop-down menu pick "transpose." Pick octave up or down--your choice.


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