Finale 2014 Essential Training

with Rick Schmunk
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Finale 2014 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 7h 6m Beginner


If you've always wanted to notate your songs and compositions and print your music for rehearsals and live performances, this is the course for you. Finale 2014 is the recognized standard application used by musicians of all levels to compose, arrange, and publish music. Join composer Rick Schmunk and learn how to notate musical scores that range from simple lead sheets or guitar tablature to detailed scores that even include video. Discover how to enter notes, lyrics, chord symbols, and tab, and use Score Manager and linked parts to save time formatting your score. Want to be even more efficient? Learn how to use SmartFind and Paint to add markings like articulations and expressions. Rick also reveals the secrets to notating drum set and other rhythm section parts. Finally, he shows how to export MIDI, XML, and graphic formats like PDF and EPUB, so you can work with your scores in other publishing and editing programs or simply share your work with colleagues.

Topics include:
  • Creating and opening Finale scores
  • Entering and editing notes
  • Copying and pasting selections
  • Adding lyrics and chord symbols
  • Notating music on the grand staff
  • Using layers to notate polyphonic music
  • Recording notes in real-time
  • Working with small and large scores
  • Creating and customizing expressions
  • Exporting scores
  • Scanning music
  • Adding audio and video to Finale scores
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Rick Schmunk and I'd like to welcome you to Finale 2014 Essential Training. So if you're an amateur or a professional musician and you always wanted to notate and hear your compositions come to life, then this is the course for you. We'll start off with the basics of entering notes and build up to adding lyrics, chord symbols, and tablature to create beautiful lead sheets. Then we'll look at how we can use the score manager and linked parts to save you lots of time as you make changes and format your scores. We'll learn how to use the edit filter and smart find and paint to quickly copy expressions and articulations to the instruments in your scores.

Next, we'll explore how staff styles can be utilized to notate drum set and other rhythm section parts. Finally, we'll learn how to export MIDI, XML and graphics files, so that you can use your music in music production, and desktop publishing programs then share it with your friends and colleagues. If you're ready to discover computer music notation at its best, let's get started with Finale 2014 essentials.

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