Friday, September 23, 2011

Fermata Friday: Writing Lyrics Without Notes in Finale

There are occasional situations where it is handy to have lyrics under slash notation, or something other than notes. Finale does not allow for this, so here is a workaround.

First, put in the notes with Simple Entry, Speedy Entry or the Hyperscribe tool. The rhythmic phrasing is all that matters, not the pitches themselves, as we will be hiding the notes.

With the Simple Entry or Speedy Entry tool, push the  “H” key.  You can see the note is hidden.

Put some chord and lyrics using Chord Tool and Lyrics Tool.

Of course, you can put Slash Notation too.

...and there you have it! Note-less lyrics.

-by LC Tech Blog contributor Jungmin Lee


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