Rebeam to Lyrics dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Selection tool , and select a region of measures.
- Choose Utilities > Rebeam > Rebeam to Lyrics.
What it does
A convention used in opera or art song
notation is beaming to lyrics. In this scheme, eighth, sixteenth, and
shorter notes are never beamed together in the vocal line except when
a syllable is sustained through more than one note (as a melisma). This
dialog box lets you specify the lyrics you want rebeamed in this way.
Beams at Each Syllable in: All Lyrics • All Verses • All Choruses • All
Sections. When the first radio button is selected the pop-up list allowing you to select All
Lyrics, All Verses, All Choruses, and All Sections is used. With this
menu you can instruct Finale to impose word-by-word beaming for a certain
lyric type, such as Verses or Sections. (Verses, Choruses, and Sections
are functionally identical; they just give you a convenient method of
subdividing your lyrics.)
• Chorus • Section ___ . When the second radio button is selected,
list and the associated text box are used. With this pop-up list you can select a specific
set of lyrics whose notes you want to rebeam. Choose the lyric type from
list, then type the lyric number (Verse 1, for example) into the text
Break Beams at Each Beat in the Time Signature. Select this checkbox
if you want the beams in melismatic passages (where a single syllable
is sustained through more than one note) broken at the beginning of each
beat, as they would be if they were beamed normally, according to the
time signature. If you don’t select this option, Finale will beam together
all notes in a melismatic passage, even if it results in (for example)
all eight eighth notes in a 4/4 measure being beamed together.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm the settings you’ve made; you return
to the score, where Finale performs the rebeaming operation. Click Cancel
if you decide not to do any rebeaming. You return to the score.
Rebeam to Time Signature