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Related: Featured Finale Plugin: JW Meter & Rhythm
If you are a composer or arranger working in Finale 2010 or later, you’ll want to download Jari Williamsson’s new plugin called JW Meter & Rhythm:
The plugin is packed with features related to metric changes, organized into 4 different master categories:
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Q: A student of mine has created a .MID file and imported it into Finale 2011. However, all the note values are twice the length she desires. How can she make the notation appear correctly?
A: The musical terms for lengthening and shortening the durations of notes in a musical passage so that the length of the phrase is increased or decreased are “augmentation” and diminution”.
dim·i·nu·tion Noun /ˌdiməˈn(y)o͞oSHən/
The shortening of the time values of notes in a melodic part.
aug·men·ta·tion Noun /ˌôgmenˈtāSHən/
The lengthening of the time values of notes in a melodic part.
With that bit of technical jargon out of the way, let’s take a look at how to do this in Finale and Sibelius:
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