- Click the Smart Shape tool . The Smart Shape
the or Tool. The and markings, when placed above the staff, indicate the music is to be performed one octave or two octaves higher than written, respectively. According to most recognized music notation standards, and placed below the staff indicate the music is to be performed one or two octaves lower than written. Note themarking, a copyist shorthand, is also sometimes used below the staff to indicate the music is to be performed an octave lower than written.
- Position the cursor in the measure where the
marking is to begin so that the cursor arrow points to the staff to which
you’re attaching it.
- Double-click and drag to the right. Your double-click marks the
side of the marking; as you drag, you increase the length
of the dashed-line bracket. Release the mouse when you’ve positioned the
right end where you want it. When placed above the staff, Finale plays back the music one or two octaves higher than written. When placed below the staff, Finale plays back the music one or two octaves lower than written.
To specify that in this Finale
document you want the under-bracket Tool to create an
marking instead of the default marking,
choose Smart Shape Options from the Smart Shape menu. The Smart Shape
Options dialog box appears, in which you can choose either marking to
appear at the beginning of the bracket.
If the marking is already selected, it
displays diamond editing handles. If not, click the Smart Shape tool.
Any Smart Shape created with this tool displays a handle; click the handle
of the marking you want to modify.
- Drag the right or left diamond editing handles
to move the endpoints.
- Drag the square handle to move the marking.
DELETE to remove it. If the bracket is long enough that
it straddles one or more system (line) breaks, it will automatically break
into two (or more) segments; the continuation portions will have
an in parentheses.
Smart Shape Options