Finale Mallets font

The Finale Mallets font includes icons to represent any variety of mallet usages, including the ability to create cross-mallet symbols. To do so, use two zero-width characters that overlap; for example, type a colon (:), press the LEFT arrow key, followed by 7 to combine the two characters into the symbol Hard and yarn malette, which indicates that the performer should use a yarn mallet in the left hand, and a hard mallet in the right hand. You can even create pairs of mallets for both hands as an expression.

To create a mallet expression

  1. Choose the Expression tool icon and double-click where you'd like the mallet indicator to appear. The Expression Selection dialog box appears.
  2. Choose the Miscellaneous category on the left and click Create Misc. Expression. The Expression Designer dialog box appears.
  3. From the Font dropdown menu, choose Finale Mallets.
  4. Set the font size to 24.
  5. In the Text field, type the left and right characters for the left hand.
  6. Type "+".
  7. Type the left and right characters for the right hand.
  8. From the Enclosure Shape dropdown menu, choose Rectangle.
  9. Click OK, and click Assign.

Tip: If there are mallet combinations that you use in multiple documents, consider saving a text expression library, or even include them in a new document style.

Finale Mallets Character Set

Keystroke Character Description Keystroke Character Description
SHIFT+1 Timpani soft mallet left 1 Timpani soft mallet right
q Timpani soft mallet up SHIFT+q Timpani soft mallet down
SHIFT+2 Timpani medium mallet left 2 Timpani medium mallet right
w Timpani medium mallet up SHIFT+w Timpani medium mallet down
SHIFT+3 Timpani hard mallet left 3 Timpani hard mallet right
e Timpani hard mallet up SHIFT+e Timpani hard mallet down
SHIFT+4 Timpani wood mallet left 4 Timpani wood mallet right
r Timpani wood mallet up SHIFT+r Timpani wood mallet down
SHIFT+5 Xylophone soft mallet left 5 Xylophone soft mallet right
t Xylophone soft mallet up SHIFT+t Xylophone soft mallet down
SHIFT+6 Xylophone medium mallet left 6 Xylophone medium mallet right
y Xylophone medium mallet up SHIFT+y Xylophone medium mallet down
SHIFT+7 Xylophone hard mallet left 7 Xylophone hard mallet right
u Xylophone hard mallet up SHIFT+u Xylophone hard mallet down
SHIFT+8 Hard sticks left (wood or plastic heads) or xylophone wood mallet left 8 Hard sticks right (wood or plastic heads) or xylophone wood mallet right
i Hard sticks up (wood or plastic heads) or xylophone wood mallet up SHIFT+i Hard sticks down (wood or plastic heads) or xylophone wood mallet down
SHIFT+9 Yarn beater soft left 9 Yarn beater soft right
o Yarn beater soft up SHIFT+o Yarn beater soft down
SHIFT+0 Yarn beater medium left 0 Yarn beater medium right
p Yarn beater medium up SHIFT+p Yarn beater medium down
SHIFT+; Yarn beater hard left ; Yarn beater hard right
[ Yarn beater hard up SHIFT+[ Yarn beater heard down
SHIFT+n Brass mallet left n Brass mallet right
j Brass mallet up SHIFT+j Brass mallet down
a Bass drum soft mallet up SHIFT+a Bass drum soft mallet down
s Bass drum medium mallet up SHIFT+s Bass drum medium mallet down
d Bass drum hard mallet up SHIFT+d Bass drum hard mallet down
f Bass drum double mallet up SHIFT+f Bass drum double mallet down
SHIFT+b Drumstick SHIFT+c Spoon-shaped wooden mallet
g Snare sticks up SHIFT+g Snare sticks down
h Jazz sticks up (plastic tip snare sticks) SHIFT+h Jazz sticks down (plastic tip snare sticks)
k Rawhide/chime hammer up SHIFT+k Rawhide/chime hammer down
x Hammer SHIFT+x Metal hammer
l Triangle beater SHIFT+l Guiro scraper
m Wire brushes up SHIFT+m Wire brushes down
z Coins SHIFT+z Knitting needle
SHIFT+] Fist \ Finger
] Hand SHIFT+\ Fingernail
=   SHIFT+=  

See also:


Finale Character Sets