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Hand Width Split dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose File > Open, and select MIDI File from the File Type drop-down list.
  2. Double-click the name of a MIDI file you want transcribed.
  3. In the Import MIDI File Options dialog box, click Set Track-to-Staff List.
  4. In the Track/Channel Mapping for Staves dialog box, click the first row of information you haven’t yet filled in.
  5. Click Hand Width.

What it does

This dialog box lets you transcribe the contents of the sequencer tracks you’ve specified into two staves, splitting the notes according to the width of your hands, based on the numbers you enter in 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 follows your hands as they move up and down the keyboard, eliminating the need to specify a single, fixed split point—provided there’s always a large enough gap between the hands for Finale to know which hand is which.

Instead of calculating key numbers and entering them in these boxes, just click the Listen button, then play the note or chord that begins the left-hand (or right-hand) part of the track you’re transcribing. Finale automatically enters the key number into the appropriate text box (in which you’ve clicked the cursor).

See Also:


Track/Channel Mapping

Track/Channel Mapping to Staves

Import MIDI File Options

File menu



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