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Finale is the standard application used by musicians of all levels to compose, arrange, play, and print music. In this course, Rick Schmunk shows any aspiring or professional musician, composer, or arranger how to become proficient with Finale 2012. The course shows how to notate musical scores, ranging from simple lead sheets and guitar tablature parts to detailed scores, and bring them to life with instruments and share them with an audience.
Oftentimes you'll find it's easier to type the lyrics for a composition into a word processor than directly into Finale. You can then transfer the lyrics and add them to your score using Finale's Click Assignment method. So go ahead and please open the 6_02 Click Assignment and 6_02 example files and arrange them as we have in past videos. Also, go ahead and open the 6_02 Lyrics document. You can either use the Word doc or the text file there, depending upon what word processor you're using. Okay. To get this started, I am going to switch over to my word processor and I'm going to select the text that I've got in my word processor and copy it to the clipboard.
Then I am going to switch back into my scores here and then I am going to choose the Lyrics tool and go up to the Lyrics menu and open a new window called the Lyrics window. I am going to go ahead and I am going to paste that text on the clipboard directly into the Lyrics window. Now, what I want to do is I want to use these lyrics here and I want to click them directly into the score. So I am going to place my cursor before the first word and then I am going to go up to the Lyrics menu and I am going to choose the Click Assignment mode.
Now all I need to do is click a note in the score to add that word or syllable to the score. Now, please note that the lyrics have to be attached to a note, so you are going to have to pick a voice. And at times when the rhythms are different in an alternate voice, they are going to have to reconcile how to sing those words. So I am going to use the soprano line to click these in. So now I'll just click that first note, I get Gott, and then der, and I can just continue to click and it will add the words in. This is pretty straight ahead. We've got pretty much one word per note here until we get to the very end.
So on this last word we do have hyphens. And I'll use the first two syllables against the first two notes. And then the last syllable actually skips a note and goes on the last note, so I'll just skip it and click, and notice that it correctly aligns that. Now, notice that there is a repeat here on this first part, and so I am actually going to need to take this text for this next phrase and I am going to cut it using Command+X, Ctrl+X on the PC. And I am going to hit this up arrow button to go into verse 2, and I'll paste it there.
I'll put the cursor back in front of the first word, and now I can continue to add the rest of these lyrics. So I'll click the first note and now you can see that I am adding the second verse. And again, it's pretty much one syllable or one word per note, except the very last one, again, where I'll skip and move over. Now, to start adding lyrics into the next section of the song, I am going to click the down arrow to go back into the first verse, put my cursor before the next word, and I'll start click-assigning that.
But this time I'm actually going to make a mistake that I'll correct later. I'm going to actually add this a note late. So I'll start clicking the lyrics in and then after about three or four I'll look up and I'll see that I've done that incorrectly. So I am going to go back up to the Lyrics menu and I am going to choose Shift Lyrics. And what I want to do is I want to shift this to the left one note, so I'll choose Left, Shift Syllables by One Note, click OK, and then I am going to go click the first note, and they all move over one syllable or one word.
So when I first started using Finale I ignored Click Assignment because I thought it was too complicated, but as you can see, it's actually easy, and it speeds up the process of adding lyrics.
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