Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Finale window overview, part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
Knowing where to find a function or command is critical to using any notation program.…Finale is a tool-based program, so knowing how to access the tools, the…associated floating palettes, and functions will help you complete your…scores more quickly.…So I am here in the 3_01 Woodwind Quartet file.…We are going to take a look at the Finale window.…Now, the PC and Mac versions of Finale are almost identical,…but as we look at the Finale window for the first time, you'll notice there are…some subtle differences.…In the Mac version, you'll see a menu bar docked at the top of the screen.…There is a sizable document window, there's a tool palette, and so on, and so forth.…
On the PC version, all of these things are docked in the window.…Now, for the most part, these menus that go across the top are static, meaning…that they don't change.…But choosing some tools will actually add a different menu.…For example, if I click the Measure tool, you'll see the Measure menu appear…here. If I choose the Simple Entry tool, you'll see the Simple menu appear.…
- Setting up the hardware and software
- Creating a Finale score document
- Importing files
- Viewing and navigating documents
- Entering and editing notes with the mouse, keyboard, and real or virtual instruments
- Understanding measuring basics and music spacing
- Adding lyrics
- Notating music on a grand staff
- Notating choral music with layers
- Notating for guitar, including tablature and Smart Shapes
- Recording in real time
- Adding expressions and articulations
- Formatting scores
- Printing scores
- Exporting documents
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Hardware and Software Setup
2. Creating a Finale Document/Score
3. Navigating and Viewing Documents
4. Creating Lead Sheets and Other Simple Documents
5. Notating Music on a Grand Staff
6. Notating Choral and Other Polyphonic Music
7. Recording Real-Time Notation
8. Working with Scores
9. Working with Scores, Part 2 (Medium Score with Rhythm Section)
10. Advanced Formatting
11. Notating Music for Guitar: Tab, Fretboards, and Smart Shapes
12. Exporting Document Regions or Pages as Graphic Files
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