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Chord/Two-Staff Analysis

If you select this item, Finale will immediately analyze the notes in any chord you click, also taking into account the notes in the next staff down. In other words, it will use the notes struck simultaneously in both staves, as well as sustained notes, to formulate its chord guess, making this a useful option for deriving chord symbols from piano parts.

Once again, if Finale doesn't recognize the chord, it will display the Unknown Chord Suffix dialog box letting you know. See Unknown Chord Suffix dialog box.

Use the Chord Analysis Plug-in to analyze any selected region of a pair of staves (or single staff) and add chord symbols automatically. See Chord Analysis Plug-in.

All of the analysis methods work best if you've already loaded a Chords & Fretboards Library (by choosing Load Library from the File menu). If your Finale default file is in place in the Finale directory, you don't have to load this library, since the most common chord suffixes and fretboards have been loaded already.


See Also:

Chord tool



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