The pizzicato marking (pizz.) is an expression. If you want to define the pizzicato marking for playback, you have several options:
- If your synthesizer has a pizzicato sound, you could define the pizz. marking as a patch change. If you use this method, you’ll also have to create a second expression (arco)—which can be invisible, if you prefer—to restore the playback to its original patch. You might also consider placing the pizzicato notes in a separate layerAn independent overlay of music in the same measure. Each Finale document consists of four transparent layers, each of which can contain its own rhythmically independent inner voice. Only one layer can be active (frontmost) at a time, however; the layer selection pop-up menu appears in the lower left corner of your Finale window, indicating which layer is active. Note that each layer may also contain 2 independent voices., then using the ScoreManager to specify a special patch for that layer.
- Another method might be to create such a patch change using the MIDI tool .
- With certain playback devices, such as Garritan Instruments for Finale, you can trigger a pizzicato keyswitch with Human Playback.
- If you simply want to hear selected notes play back with a staccato sound, see Staccato marks.