The dynamics preloaded into the Maestro
Font Default file (as well as those in the Text Expression Library) have
already been defined for playback. You can use these steps, however, to
alter such definitions (to make a forte louder, for example).
- Click the Expression tool . If the marking
hasn’t yet been placed in the score and you simply want to edit its definition
from within the Selection palette, double-click any measure or note; when
the palette appears, click the marking in question, click Edit, and skip
the next two steps.
- Double-click the marking’s handle.
The Expression Selection dialog box appears.
- Click Create. The Expression Designer dialog box appears.
- Click the Playback tab. The playback
- Choose Type > Key
Velocity. Enter a velocity value in the Set To Value box. The value
you enter here is the MIDI key velocity value that Finale will apply to
all the music, beginning at the point where it first encounters the dynamic
marking and ending only when it encounters another marking. MIDI velocity
is measured on a scale from 0 (silent) to 127 (very loud). If you’re editing
a dynamic that came with Finale, you’ll notice that a velocity value has
already been defined; feel free to change it. The changes you make apply throughout this document only, although
you can store this document’s set of modified dynamic marks in a Text
Expressions Library, ready for use in other documents, by choosing File > Save
Library. Then you can “borrow” the modified markings
for use in other documents.
- Click OK (or press ENTER).