- Click the Expression tool . If you haven’t
yet placed the marking in the score, double-click where you would like to add the marking.
When the Expression Selection dialog box appears, choose Tempo Marks, click the desired marking,
click Edit, and then skip to step 3.
CTRL+double-click the handle. The Expression
Designer dialog box appears.
- Click the Playback tab to display the playback
options. The dialog box expands.
- Choose Type > Tempo; then enter a number in the
Set to Value box. The number you type into the box is a standard
metronome setting. (This setting is measured in quarter notes per minute,
but you can change it to half notes—or any other value—using the Tempo
drop-down list.) You’ve just defined the Expression to change the playback
tempo to this setting whenever the marking appears in the score.
- Click OK (or press ENTER).
If you just defined a new expression, click Assign to add it to the score. Any time Finale encounters the expression you’ve just defined when
it plays back your score, the tempo will change to reflect the expression’s
Note. To easily record,
or ‘conduct,’ a unique tempo change for any region, use TempoTap.