Implode Music dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose the Selection tool icon and select a region of measures.
  2. Choose Utilities > Implode Music.

    You can also use a Selection Metatool: Press 1 with measures selected or, hold I while dragging selected measures to a destination.

What it does

When you implode music, Finale condenses the music in the selected staves onto a single staff, a feature useful for creating piano reductions, for example. This dialog box specifies where you want Finale to place the imploded music.

  • New Staves Added to Bottom of Score. Select this option to place the imploded music on a new staff at the bottom of the score.
  • Top Staff of Selection. Select this option to replace the music on the top staff of a section with the imploded music.
  • Quant Settings. Click this button to display the Quantization Settings dialog box. The settings in this dialog box and the More Quantization Settings dialog box affect how Finale implodes your music. If you are not satisfied with the results of imploding music, check these settings. Options like Include Voice Two and grace note settings are used during the Implode Music process.
  • Cancel • OK. Click OK (or press RETURN) to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the changes you’ve made and return to the score.

See also:

Exploding and imploding music

Piano reductions