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    Question For Finale Users...

    How do you write a grand pause on a score that Human Playback will interpret?

    (Yes, I know there are Finale boards, but people here are nicer and more fun)

    Thanks!

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    Re: For Finale Users...

    Quote Originally Posted by tfishbein82
    How do you write a grand pause on a score that Human Playback will interpret?
    Just create an expression saying "Grand Pause" or "G.P." over an empty measure. HP will catch it and pause for a time longer than the plain measure.

    Works for you?

    R.

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    Re: For Finale Users...

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Piéchaud
    Just create an expression saying "Grand Pause" or "G.P." over an empty measure. HP will catch it and pause for a time longer than the plain measure.

    Works for you?

    R.
    Thanks Robert,

    How about if I just want a longer-than-standard pause after a fermata? There's a pause there now, but I want it longer. Also, I don't want all the fermatas to be followed by a longer pause, just that one. Can I do this without putting extra beats (measures) in? I want the score to have one phrase end and then the next pick up in the very next measure, just with a pause in there.

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    Re: For Finale Users...

    if it must absolutely be the printing score that plays back perfectly (I normally have two files - one for printing perfection and one for playback fine-tuning), you can set whichever measure needs a longer pause to BE longer. For example, let's say your time signature is 4/4, and you have a fermata on the last beat of that measure on a rest, make the measure, say, 6/4 but display as 4/4, and simply put an invisible 2-note rest at the end. you might have to adjust the width of the measure a little.

    Robert, that's a feature that might be nice at one point in HP - a sort of "case-by-case" editing of playback (I've come across a couple of spots where I've wanted more of a change on certain notational elements without actually going in and fiddling with "tempo tap").
    or you could add yet a few more words that HP wll recognize - like "long" for fermatas, for example? I've seeen SOME scores with that (I forget exactly how it was notated, in Italian).

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    Re: For Finale Users...

    Hi Michel,

    I have had in mind a sort of text-based, case-by-case, fine-tuning of HP behavior... But it is still on the drawing board...
    Rome wasn't built in one day, I guess...

    R.

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    Re: For Finale Users...

    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy
    if it must absolutely be the printing score that plays back perfectly (I normally have two files - one for printing perfection and one for playback fine-tuning), you can set whichever measure needs a longer pause to BE longer. For example, let's say your time signature is 4/4, and you have a fermata on the last beat of that measure on a rest, make the measure, say, 6/4 but display as 4/4, and simply put an invisible 2-note rest at the end. you might have to adjust the width of the measure a little.
    Thanks, I'll give that a try.

    Robert, that's a feature that might be nice at one point in HP - a sort of "case-by-case" editing of playback (I've come across a couple of spots where I've wanted more of a change on certain notational elements without actually going in and fiddling with "tempo tap").
    or you could add yet a few more words that HP wll recognize - like "long" for fermatas, for example? I've seeen SOME scores with that (I forget exactly how it was notated, in Italian).
    Yes, I too think there's room for growth with HP, a few additional things I'd like to see - especially more JABB integration. Of course, this will always be true because there's an infinite amount of things that can be done musically. HP is such a wonderful tool already, and I'm amazed of how much it is capable.

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