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    JABB Percussion - Scoring/Assigning Problems

    Can anyone please explain how to score JABB percussion?

    Looking through the handbook, the JABB tambourine, for example, is listed as MIDI notes 83, 84, 85 (B, C, C#). I have tried just about every 'B', 'C' and 'C#' in every octave and still no instrument!

    So, using Finale 2010 and using the Setup Wizard with JABB KP2 Tambourine I thought I couldn't go wrong, everything would happen automatically and be set up ready to go. Wrong! I even tried with a single instrument in the document to eliminate assignement and chanel errors. Although the document loaded I got an error window as follows:

    'The selected document does not include the percussion layout required by the tambourine. Select a different document style or percussion instrument or setup manually.'

    I tried with a different JABB percussion instrument .. still the same message. I tried setting up manually .. zero!

    When I checked in KP2, the JABB percussion instruments are loaded and sound on the virtual keyboard.

    Can anyone make any other suggestions on how to score the JABB percussion?

    Thanks.
    Michael
    Patience is a virtue, sensitivity is a gift

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    Re: JABB Percussion - Scoring/Assigning Problems

    Hi Michael:

    Try following the instructions in the Finale Knowledgebase in the article:

    Setting up Garritan Jazz and Big Band with Finale 2010
    http://makemusic.custhelp.com/app/an...bb/r_id/101773

    After doing this setup, load the library: JABBLayouts.lib

    Then use the percussion layout:
    "All Gourds, Blocks, Bells, Misc. GJBB"
    (staff tool)

    -- Harvey

    (Worked for me by doing this -- let me know if you have any questions.)

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    Re: JABB Percussion - Scoring/Assigning Problems

    Hello Harvey,

    Many thanks for your reply. It is very helpful.

    It is now working although I think I'll keep to my usual method of notes on a stave rather than relying on percussion maps. For me I find this so much easier but everything is now working.

    Thanks again.
    Michael
    Patience is a virtue, sensitivity is a gift

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