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What are DDS music notation files? [closed]

I've received what are supposed to be music notation files with the extension dds. I'm familiar with mus, xml, sib etc., but have never seen these. The person who wrote them is not with us anymore, ...
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Shopping advice: upgrade Finale, or buy Dorico? [closed]

I'm dusting off my old notation software, and find myself in the dilemma of whether to upgrade my Finale 2012 into the 2019 version, or discard it and go for Dorico; the new hot and cool software. ...
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Is there a shortcut in Finale to enter in the Simple Edit Tool mode?

I know that, for instance, in order to access the Selection Tool mode, you can hit ctrl + shift + A. Does it exist a similar shortcut for the Simple Edit Tool?
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Is it possible to tell Finale to choose automatically the best clef?

Is there a way to make that Finale changes automatically the clef if a note falls a determined number of lines out of the staff? For example, I would like Finale to set the clef of F for the last 3 ...
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How to retrograde a note sequence in Finale?

For instance, if I have written the C minor arpeggio from C2 to C6, how could I do to write the same note sequence but, in this time, starting from C6 to C2? Could this be done automatically, ...
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Drum set notation

I'm notating a drum beat in Finale that I worked on at first using a piano roll. Below is a screenshot of the piano roll containing the beat's pattern. From bottom to top the rows containing notes ...
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How can I create a mid-measure key-signature in Finale?

I have a key-signature half-way a measure. I discovered clef change mid-measure, but not key-signatures. Is that possible?
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How do I remove the left hand of the piano in MuseScore and Finale?

How do I remove the left hand of the piano in MuseScore and Finale? I want to listen to the separate score parts.
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How to write this measure on Finale Notepad?

I'm trying to transpose a PDF Piano Sheet to Finale Notepad so I can hear and practice together. I'm having trouble writing this: So, this looks really weird. Because the upper one (sorry, I don't ...
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Adding sustain to notes in Finale

I installed Finale Music 25 today and opened a few tutorials and nowhere I could find a sustain pedal sign or let ring like in Guitar Pro 6 or any similar software. The notes are not sustained and I ...
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Is it possible to completely hide a staff from the score?

I have a score where 1 voice is doubled by 3 instruments (in different transpositions). I want to completely hide 2 of them from the score. This is usually done when the cello and contrabass are shown ...
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Underscore in Finale lyrics

I need to have two syllables of different words under the same note. Precisely, the words are in Spanish, and they are "y" and "en". So I'd like to obtain "y_en" under the same note, with the ...
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Finale no beaming over rests

I am working in a 12/8 time signature and whenever I insert an octave note, an octave rest, and another octave note, Finale automatically extends the beam from the first note to the last, passing over ...
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Can I create a Finale file that has no bar lines?

I am using Finale 2014 and I want to write a piano piece that has a given time signature (to give the pulse), but I don't want it to have any bar lines. Is there a way to remove all of them from the ...
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Finale: How can I enter triads using only the keyboard with Speedy Entry?

I've got a copy of Finale SongWriter 2014 and I'm wondering if it's possible to enter chords (in my specific case, triads) using only the keyboard. The Speedy Entry keyboard makes notating things go ...
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Sibelius allow to play along like synthesia?

I am looking for a software that you can play along a score and it can wait for you to enter notes like synthesia does. The problem with synthesia is that it's not really focused on the score and more ...
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Finale notation

I have been using Finale to perform guitar tablatures. I got stuck trying to transcript this: I just cannot find how to place the (3.2) harmonic inside parentheses. Is there someone out there who ...
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Combine Rests in Finale

I want to combine the two highlighted rests in the picture into a dotted-eighth rest with a single command. Is it possible? I'm using Finale 2014d (Mac).
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Simplifying a complex melody in Finale

I'm arranging some music in Finale. It's written for professional instrumentalists, so many of the notes are fast. However, the underlying melody is less complex. Suppose I wanted to create a less-...
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Finale software: How can I add a measure within a numbered repeat ending?

I'm trying to expand a repeat ending (ending 1) that is currently 1 measure to four measures, but if I try to insert measures they always get inserted outside of the repeat symbols. A screenshot of ...
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How do I change the time signature of a measure without changing the time signature of a piece in Finale?

I've been transcribing a piece in Finale and at the end of each verse there is a measure in a different time signature. How can I just change that measure without affecting the whole piece in Finale?
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Just intonation with Finale Human Playback?

Is it possible to hear a piece in Finale in just intonation using the "human playback" mode and the built-in Garritan orchestra? If not, what is the best way of doing this, other than live performance?...
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Copying only Chord Symbols in Finale

I have been transcribing some songs in Finale and tried to copy chord symbols from one instrument's part to another. However the whole measure is copied and pasted so it erases everything in the ...
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How can I add a solo soprano stave in finale?

I would like to add a solo soprano stave to my sheet, can anyone tell me how to accomplish this? I'm also using Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 and would like this stave to play back with a solo voice ...
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How to make nonstandard scales on Finale?

I'm trying to use the scale: A,C,F#,A And then: A,B,C#,D#,F,G,A But I'll need to input a nonstandard key signature. How can I do that?