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8va on shareware version of Finale NotePad?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Brad Barker, Mar 8, 2002.


  1. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    I don't know if showing "8va-----" (etc.) is possible on this program.

    And it is essential for me to be able to make this marking, as what i am transcribing uses notes that are too many leger-lines above the staff.


    btw, i am "in the process" of transcribing my guitar teacher's and my arrangement of Brahm's "Hungarian Dance." Just some excerpts from dances 1 and 5.
    i plan on making this available for all to see...somehow.
    (Brahms originally intended for TWO pianists to play this...)
     
  2. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    You can use the text tool to write it in. I know it's not the most professional way to do it, but it would work. There's a dynamic tool too, but I'm away from my computer right now so I can't check and see if the octave symbol is included. Either way, the midi playback on Finale won't play it an octave higher, you would have to actually place the note on the correct ledger line for it to do that.
     
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    thanks, jazzbo.

    i kinda expected that answer.

    there is no 8va symbol in the dynamics symbols lot.

    oh well. typing'll have to do...i guess.

    in a related topic: how much is the allegra software?

    if it's more than $20, i think i'll just endure the limitations of the shareware (which is pretty good anyway).
     
  4. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
  5. td1368

    td1368

    Jan 9, 2001
    Philadelphia
    What exactly does the 8va notations stand for?
     
  6. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    It means that the notes are played an octave higher than written.