Professional eighth note beaming in Finale
May 15, 2023
By default, Finale’s beam groupings are not ideal. Specifically, when three eighth notes are beamed together they look like a triplet.
Using the following steps to fix this:
- Go to Document > Document Options > Beams.
- Uncheck “Beam Three Eighth Notes Before/After an Eighth Rest”.
- Click “OK”.
- Select your entire score ( ).
- Select Utilities > Rebeam > Rebeam Music to apply the change.
That’s it! Your beams should now look like the following image:
Pro tip: Also make sure “Beam Four Eighth Notes Together in Common Time” is checked for professional quality beaming.
Check out the following video for a demonstration: