Lesson 5

The Repeat Tool Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 5.34.25 AM

The Repeat Tool allows you to create first and second endings, Coda and D.S signs, and section repeats.

Creating A Section Repeat

I hate to do this to you, but open up that String Quartet document again.

Select the
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Make sure that you are back to working in
Scroll View.

Double click the first full measure of the Violin 1 part (not the pickup measure). You will now see the Repeat Selection dialog box:

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For this exercise we are going to select the forward repeat (the left most repeat.

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Once you have selected it click on the
Select button.

You should now see the repeat in your score appearing on all staves.

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Make sure that the
Repeat Tool is still selected and double-click on the third full measure of the Violin 1 part.

You will now see the
Repeat Selection dialog box. This time select the back repeat (the second box from the left).

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Once you have selected the back repeat, click on the
Select button.
You will now see the
Playback dialog box for the back repeat.

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This informs us that the repeat is in measure 3 and will repeat back to the
Nearest Forward Repeat (in this case our first full measure) and for playback purposes, the repeat will playback 2 times.

Click on the
OK button and you should now see the following:

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You have now created a repeated section in your score.

Creating First And Second Endings

Create the following in the Violin 1 part after your newly created repeats:

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We are now going to add a repeat with a first and second ending.

Select the
Measure Tool.
Double click on the first measure and use the dialog box to add a forward repeat.

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Double click on the third full measure and select the
Back Ending repeat from the Repeat Selection dialog box.

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Click
Select.

The Backward Repeat Bar Assignment dialog box will appear again. Let’s keep the default setting by clicking OK.

Notice that the second ending has now been added to every staff in the score (we will clean that up later).

To add the second ending, click on the fourth measure of the Violin 1 part and select the second ending from the
Repeat Selection dialog box.

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Click
Select.

You will now see Ending Repeat Bar Assignment dialog box. Enter the number 2 into the text box.

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Click
OK and you will now see your second ending.

If the repeats are showing in all the staves, we usually would not want to view repeat endings in every staff of a score, so we are now going to clean up our score a little.

Select the
Staff Tool Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 5.43.07 AM by clicking on it.

Double click the first measure of the Violin 2 staff

You will now see the
Staff Attributes dialog box.

Deselect the
Display Repeat Endings by clicking on the box and removing the check mark.

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Using the pull down menu located at the to of the
Staff Attributes dialog box, scroll through to the Viola and Cello and deselect the Display Repeat Endings.

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When you are finished, click on the OK button. Notice that you now only have the first and second endings appearing in the top most staff.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have deselected Display Repeat Endings in your score, before you print parts (more on that later) you must place the check back in the box so that the endings will be displayed in your printed part!

Editing Repeats And Endings

Once you have created a repeat or an ending, you can edit any parameter associated with your created repeats and endings.

Select the
Repeat Tool by clicking on it.

Click on the third measure of the Violin 1 part. You should now see boxes attached to several elements of the repeat.

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To change your ending lines, simply grab the boxes attached to the lines and reposition them.

To delete an element of a repeat, click on the box so that it is highlighted and hit the
delete key on your keyboard.

To add text to an already created repeat.

Make sure that the
Repeat Tool is still selected.

Double click on the measure with the repeat and you will now see the
Repeat Selection dialog box.

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Highlight the text that you want to place in your repeat measure and then click on the
Select button. You can then reposition your text by moving the box that is attached to the text.

Creating Easy Repeats

PrintMusic also has a feature that will allow you to create repeats using the Repeat Tool.

Highlight three measures in your Violin 1 part that contains no repeats or endings by clicking and dragging the mouse over the measures.

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From the
Repeat pull down menu select Create Simple Repeat.

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You will now have back and forward repeats placed into every staff of your score.

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Project 7:

In your original string quartet document create the following using the tools that we have covered in previous lessons
.

Note that you will have to adjust the 2nd ending repeat line!

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Use the Save As command so you don’t overwrite your original String Quartet and save this as your name Project 7.




The Chord Tool Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 5.52.34 AM

When you select the Chord Tool the Chord pull down menu will appear. The Chord Tool allows you to create, move, and edit chord symbols in your score. PrintMusic’s playback system will also play back your chord symbols as well as transpose them if you transpose a part in a score. You can also type chord symbols directly into a score using the Type Into Score mode.


The Chord Pull Down Menu

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When you select the Chord Tool the Chord pull down menu will now appear across the top of your screen.

This menu allows you to select, edit, and input methods for entering chord symbols into your score.

We are going type our chords into our score so make sure that
Allow MIDI Input is NOT selected.

Open up your String Quartet again, make sure that you are in
Scroll View and enter the following into the Violin 1 part:

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Select the
Chord Tool by clicking on it.

Single click on the first note head of the measure and you will now see a blinking cursor directly above the note.

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You can now type a chord symbol directly into your score. Use the
Tab key to move to the next measure or the Space bar to move to the next note once you have entered a chord symbol. For now we are going to keep it simple. Type in the following:

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After you have entered the above symbols, playback the part and notice that the chords are sounding along with the melody line. It is especially noticeable when the last C natural sounds against an A Major chord. Gotta love dissonance!

Now enter the following on the first note of the third full measure.

Gj

PrintMusic can’t recognize that suffix so you are now asked to select one.

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Click on the
Yes button and you will now see the Chord Suffix Selection dialog box.

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In this case, I have selected #28 7b9 symbol. Highlight the symbol that you want and then click the
Select button to add it to your score.

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If you make a mistake entering a symbol, click on the note head to select the symbol, hit the Delete key on your keyboard to erase the symbol and then retype the symbol.

Entering Alternate Bass Notes

To enter slash chords (alternate bass) you have two options:

To enter a slash chord, type the chord symbol followed by a slash with the alternate bass. Bb/G.

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To enter an underscore bass note:

Type B then
Shift _ G

Then
Return (Mac) or Enter (PC) on your keyboard. You should now see the following:

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The above examples represent two methods of adding an alternate bass to your score.

Entering Multiple Chord Symbols Over A Single Note

Sometimes you may want to enter multiple chord symbols over a single note. In this case we are going to be entering 4 chord symbols over a whole note.

Create a measure with a whole note C in the Violin 1 part.
Next, we are going to change layers. Locate the
Layer pull down menu in the lower left hand side of the screen.

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Select
Layer 4

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Once you have selected Layer 4, enter the following:

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Notice that the notes are blue. This tells us that we are in
Layer 4. Don’t worry PrintMusic won’t print the notes in blue! (We are going to turn these notes into ghost notes anyway).

We are now going to attach chord symbols to these notes. Using the
Chord Tool enter the following chord symbols above the quarter notes:

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Once you have entered in the chord symbols into layer 4, we are now going to hide our quarter notes and turn them into ghost notes.

Select the
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Click on the first quarter note of the measure and you will see the following:

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Make sure that you have placed the cursor on the first note head, and then hit the
H key on your computer keyboard. The note will disappear and be replaced by a solid black box.

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Once you click on the next note in the measure, the solid black box will disappear and be replaced by an empty space. After you have removed all the notes from the measure, select
Layer 1 from the Layer pull down menu to return to our original input layer.

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You will now see the following:

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To attach a chord symbol to a whole rest (PrintMusic will not allow you to attach a chord symbol to the default whole rests), create a whole rest using the
Simple Entry Rest Palette. Then attach a chord symbol to the newly created rest.




Moving A Chord Symbol

Select the Chord Tool by clicking on it.

Click on the staff containing the chord symbols that you want to move,

You will now see two triangles at the left edge of the staff,

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While in
Scroll View, the left triangle will move all of your chord symbols up or down for your entire score.

The right triangle is used in
Page View to move chord symbols up or down in a single system.

Do It! Try both methods of moving your chord symbols around.

Editing A Chord Symbol

Sometimes you may have to change your chord symbol. Make sure that the Chord Tool is selected.

Click to the note that is attached to the chord symbol that you want to change and a highlight box will now be around your chord symbol.

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Type in your new chord symbol.

Editing Multiple Chord Symbols

If you have several chords attached to a single note as we did in the previous example, you can also edit those chords. You just have to go through a couple more steps.

I am going to edit the measure that we created earlier with the four chord symbols.

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If you remember, we created the symbols in
Layer 4 by entering quarter notes on 4th space E and then hiding them with the Speedy Entry Tool.

To change or edit the symbols:

Select
Layer 4 from the pull down menu in the lower left hand bottom side of the screen.

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Once you are in Layer 4, make sure that the Chord Tool selected.

Click on the chord symbol that you wish to edit.

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The symbol will become highlighted, and you can now retype a new chord symbol.

When you have completed your editing, make sure that you return to
Layer 1 to continue working on your document.

Working With Guitar Fretboards

Finale PrintMusic will also automatically display guitar Fretboards for a chord symbol.

Enter the following chord symbol:

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From the
Chord pull down menu, select Show Fretboards.

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You will now see the following:

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Resizing Guitar Fretboards

Finale PrintMusic will also allow you to resize your Guitar Fretboards.

From the Chord pull down menu select, Resize Fretboards…

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You will now see the following dialog box:

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Experiment with different percentages for changing the global size of your guitar Fretboards.

Moving Guitar Fretboards Up or Down

To move a guitar Fretboard up or down:

Select the
Chord Tool.

From the Chord pull down menu select Position Fretboards.

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Drag the Triangles (located at the left hand side of the screen) up and down to move the Fretboards.

Chord Styles

The Chord pull down menu allows you to select two different chord styles: Standard Chord Style, German Chord Style, or Roman Chord Style. A checkmark appears next to the selected style.

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Standard Chord Style
looks as follows:

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German Chord looks as follows:

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Project 8:

In your original string quartet document create the following in the Violin 1 part, using the tools that we have covered in previous lessons
.

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Use the Save As command so you don’t overwrite your original String Quartet and save this as your name Project 8.



Recap: Lesson 5

You should have a better understanding of:

The Repeat Tool

Creating First and Second Endings

Editing Repeats and Endings

Creating Easy Repeats

The Chord Tool
Entering Alternate Bass Notes

Entering Multiple Chord Symbols Over A Single Note

Moving Chord Symbols

Editing A Chord Symbol

Editing Multiple Chord Symbols

Working With Guitar Fretboards

Resizing Guitar Fretboards

Moving Guitar Fretboards

Chord Styles


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