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[Finale] Libraries greatly expanded in v27 (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the previous article that introduced the creation process and actual application examples of the SMuFL symbol library in Finale v27. I would like to introduce about


As for the library using SMuFL symbols, the W3C specification "Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL)" page *, which governs SMuFL, is used as the original information source so that you can know the role of individual symbols as well as comments about the library. I've also added a link to the relevant page.


(Since these specifications have been revised even after the release of Finale v27, the specifications are not included in Finale v27. There is also a symbol.)



For 1_v27_by instrument

01_expression for conductor.lib

02_Expression symbols for woodwind instruments.lib

03_expression symbols for brass instruments.lib

04_percussion expressions.lib

05_expression for harp.lib

06_Piano expressions.lib

07_Vocal expressions.lib

08_expression symbols for stringed instruments.lib

09_Accordion expressions.lib

10_Integrated library for guitar and bass.lib

11_guitar barre (seja) symbols.lib

12_continuo expressions.lib


For 2_v27_Others (←Introduced in Part 2)

01_Gorations (articulations).lib

02_accidentals (articulations).lib

03_breathmark.lib

04_rehearsal mark_automatic array.lib

05_rehearsal mark_for manual installation.lib

06_rehearsal mark_large.lib

07_rehearsal mark_oversized.lib



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For 1_v27_by instrument


01_Conductor expressions.lib

Other categories "Miscellaneous symbols (U+EC60–U+EC7F)" has also added the glasses mark "Look at the conductor". This is a symbol that you type in places that attract the performer's attention, it also has humorous variations.

02_Expression symbols for woodwind instruments.lib

Here is Wind techniques (U+E5F0–U+E60F) includes tonguing and embouchure symbols.

03_brass expressions.lib

Here is Brass techniques (U+E5D0–U+E5EF) includes pitch change symbols such as lift and fall, and mutes.

Regarding pitch change symbols, the same symbols are also registered as articulations so that they can be used according to the situation.

04_percussion expressions.lib

Because there are many types and numbers of emoji for percussion instruments, after carefully selecting those that seem to be used frequently, they are divided into three categories: "percussion emoji", "percussion mallet emoji", and "percussion instrument (performance instructions)". is registered.


Percussion Emoji

Percussion mallet emoji


For percussion instruments (play instructions)

Some symbols are also registered as articulations.

05_harp expressions.lib

Here is Harp techniques (U+E680–U+E69F) As for the pedal symbols, users can create and register one symbol by combining the four types of symbols provided here. In addition to the SMuFL symbol, a pedal symbol consisting of only text note names is registered in the bottom frame as number 205 as a template that can be freely edited by the user.

06_Piano expressions.lib

Here is < span style="color: #1155cc;">Keyboard techniques (U+E650–U+E67F)” Includes symbols for internal rendition.

07_Vocal expressions.lib

Here is Vocal techniques (U+E640–U+E64F), various chant symbols and breath marks are included.

08_string expressions.lib

Here is String techniques (U+E610–U+E62F) "Plucked techniques (U+E630–U+E63F)" contains various rendition symbols for stringed instruments.


For some symbols, the same ones are also registered as articulations so that they can be used according to the situation.

09_accordion expressions.lib

Here various chant symbols are included from "Accordion (U+E8A0–U+E8DF)".

For some symbols, the same ones are also registered as articulations so that they can be used according to the situation.


10_Integrated library for guitar and bass.lib

Here is Guitar (U+E830–U+E84F) and As mentioned in another article , one of Japan's leading guitar magazines, "Young Guitar ” magazine, and also incorporates symbols for flamenco guitar playing such as Golpe and Lasgueado, and supports various genres. Of course, it also includes the tablature enclosing shapes that were included in the original Finale.

For some symbols, the same ones are also registered as articulations so that they can be used according to the situation.

11_guitar barre (seja) symbols.lib

Here is Guitar (U+E830–U+E84F) Contains various ballet symbols.

12_continuo expressions.lib



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In the next article, I’d like to introduce the following libraries placed in the "2_v27_Others" folder.


For 2_v27_Others

01_Gorations (articulations).lib

02_accidentals (articulations).lib

03_breathmark.lib

04_rehearsal mark_automatic array.lib

05_rehearsal mark_for manual installation.lib

06_rehearsal mark_large.lib

07_rehearsal mark_oversized.lib


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