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Finger snaps in Logic Pro X

February 26, 2018

This post is short and sweet.

For anyone looking for finger snaps in Logic Pro X, they can be found in the library under Percussion > Performance Patches > Claps and Snaps Performance.

Claps run C2 through A2 by half-step.
Snaps run C3 through D3 by half-step.
There is also a stomp at F3.

To notate as a single line:

  1. Select your snap track.
  2. In the score, choose Layout > Show Staff Styles
  3. In the dialog, choose New > Mapped Style
  4. Click the name
  5. Name it something useful like Finger Snaps
  6. Change high and low to C3 or C#3 orD3, whichever snap works for your piece.
  7. In the bottom row, enter 2 for position. Logic Pro will change it to +1, but that’s okay.
  8. In the bottom row, change Drum Group to Bongos.
  9. Close the dialog.
  10. In the Region inspector, set the staff style to #Finger Snap.

After you add a note, you may wish to replace the note head with an X. You can do this as follows:

  1. In the part box, choose the section with the X, O, filled triangle, and filled oval.
  2. Click the X
  3. Pencil-click the note

Hope this helps.



Skipping disliked songs in iTunes

September 25, 2016

I’m a big fan of iTunes, and am growing to love Apple Music. Two things I love about Apple Music is that I can follow my interest in popular music from around the world and can research different musicals to inform the one I’m writing (not to steal, but to learn what works for me and what doesn’t).

Recently, iTunes added the ability to not just flagĀ songs you love but also flagĀ those you dislike. But it didn’t provide a way to skip disliked songs. That bugged me.

Warning: Technospeak ahead.

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How do you recommend to an omnivore?

November 22, 2012

I love iTunes, and I love the variety of songs I can purchase from the iTunes store. But sometimes I wonder what their computers must “think” of my varied tastes. I even wonder whether I might be messing up their recommendation software. And a similar question applies to theatres who want to market to me.

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