Expressions are markings that tell the performer how to interpret (or express) a musical passage. In Finale, expressions are generally symbols or text placed above or below the staff (see Expressions). Dynamic markings, tempo indications, expressive text, technique text, and rehearsal marks are all generally added as expressions. Expressions have the ability to adjust according to spacing changes in the music. For example, when you apply music spacing changes, expressions will move to the appropriate position in the measure. Like chords and lyrics, all expressions can be set to snap to a baseline so they are aligned at the same distance above or below the staff.
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