There are two ways to make a group of notes a tuplet (triplet, quintuplet, etc.). The simplest way is to hold down Control-# (3 for a triplet, 5 for a quintuplet, and so on) before entering the notes. A small "3" or "5" or whatever will appear in the upper right hand corner of the editing frame to indicate that the next three or five or however many notes that you enter will be a tuplet figure.
Tuplets The only disadvantage to this method is that you are unable to manipulate the brackets around the figure and other formatting issues. To give yourself more control over these elements of the tuplet, first enter the notes that will appear in the figure, then click on the Tuplet tool button and click on the first note that will be part of the figure . The Tuplet Definition dialog box appears, and you can use the options there (Shape, Number, etc.) to define the formatting style of the tuplet.
You can also use tools in Finale to "cut and paste" or move around music just as you would do with text in a word document. The tool for this is called the Mass Mover tool and looks like this: To perform basic editing functions, such as Cut, Copy, and Paste, simply click on the Mass Mover tool, and select the measures with which you wish to work.
To enter a rest there are a few different ways to do it. You can select the rest tool bar, from the tool menu. Or you can select a note from the simple entry tool bar and after placing the note press the “R” key.
With this tool you can listen to what you have already wrote.
Bio My name is Aj Garr and I am a Music Educater from Grand Valley State University. I have an instrumental emphasis and think that using technology in the classroom is a great asset you can reach me at garra @student. gvsu . edu