Finale 2003 – how do you put two melodies in the same line on the staff?

I am using Finale 2003 to write compositions for my A Level Music class… however, I can’t figure out how to put two melodies on the same staff, for example for classical guitar. I really need to figure out how to use it, because not only is it difficult for my musicians to play the music when their parts are seperated onto two staffs, but it’s also an incorrect method of notation. I’ve tried using the help book, but it’s difficult to use, and i can’t find what i want to easily.

Please help me out! In case i’m not being very clear, I’m trying to do it so that on the same staff i can have two melodies, but not with the same rhythm (not like chords). For example, i want a long drone note, with quavers (i think these are called sixteenth notes in america) on top, but IN THE SAME STAFF.

thanks in advance!!

Voice 1 and Voice 2 should do this for you. They will show up in YOUR work on screen in different colors, and you can select JUST that voice and flip all the stems – so Voice 1 has all up, Voice 2 all down – whatever works for you. You can also clean this up so redundant rests are gone, etc.

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  • mamianka says:

    Voice 1 and Voice 2 should do this for you. They will show up in YOUR work on screen in different colors, and you can select JUST that voice and flip all the stems – so Voice 1 has all up, Voice 2 all down – whatever works for you. You can also clean this up so redundant rests are gone, etc.
    References :
    Finale and Sibelius used for MANY years – MM in Music Theory. Got my son hooked on all this many years ago – and now he is finishing his MM in Digital Music. That’s m’boy!

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