Quick Percussion Changes in Finale 2011

Expanding upon the improved percussion notation features introduced in Finale 2010, Finale 2011 now allows for quick percussion doubling or instrument changing on the same staff.

A new playback effect was added to the Expression Tool which allows users to change the Percussion MIDI Map, changing the way Finale handles the playback of the percussion staff.

Need to switch from drumset to an orchestral percussion instrument on the same staff?

No problem.

First, create an expression that assigns the Percussion MIDI Map to playback your desired library:

Then create a Staff Style to adjust Staff Attributes (like the number of staff lines) and your Percussion Layout (which controls playback as well as which notes appear as options when you enter notes).

Let us know how this is working for you by clicking on “Comments” below!

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