Moving Split Point dialog box
How to get there
- Click the HyperScribe tool . The HyperScribe menu appears.
- Choose HyperScribe > Transcription Mode. Click a measure. You enter
the Transcription window.
- Choose Transcription > Moving from the Split Point.
What it does
The Moving Split option tells Finale to
transcribe your performance onto two staves. To decide which music to
put on each staff, Finale splits the performance into "right-hand"
and "left-hand" parts according to the widest interval you spanned
with one hand during your performance, based on the number you enter into
this dialog box. The advantage of this method of splitting your performance
into right- and left-hand parts (as compared with the Fixed split point
option) is that Finale will be able to follow your hands as they move
up and down the keyboard, provided there’s a wide enough interval between
them for it to discern which hand is which.
Right Hand Position • Current Left Hand Position. These indicators
let you know where Finale believes your right and left hands to be as
it transcribes the music you’ve recorded. The default right hand position
is 65, and the default left hand position is 48; these numbers correspond
to synthesizer keys in the MIDI key numbering system (middle C is key
If you’ve transcribed any part of your performance,
these indicators change to tell you where Finale believes your hands to
have been at the end of the transcribed portion. To reset these numbers
to the default values (65 and 48), click Reset.
Width. In this text box, enter the widest interval, in half steps,
played by either hand during your performance. Instead of calculating
the number of half steps, you can click Listen to MIDI, which allows you
simply to play the interval.
Click this checkbox to let Finale know you’re about to play an interval
representing your hand width. With one hand (anywhere on the synthesizer),
play the widest interval played by either hand during your performance.
The alert is no longer displayed, and the Hand Width text box displays
a number corresponding to the width interval.
Click this button to set the current left and right hand positions
back to their default MIDI note values of 65 and 48, respectively.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the hand-width
settings you’ve just made. You exit the dialog box.
Tip. middle C=60=C4.