Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting and aligning chords, part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
I've found that entering chord changes is often the easy part.…Formatting them so that the spacing in your score looks right is a bit more difficult.…So let's learn what you can do to make this process easier.…We are going to start off by learning how to position the chords,…so I am going to choose the Chord tool, and you will notice that a position…handle appears on each one of the chords.…Now, you can move the chord by simply clicking the handle, and dragging it. …I will tell you that I don't recommend using this method, and that's for a couple of reasons.…First, it's a lot easier for musicians to spot the chords if they're in a row,…and secondly, we can move the chords all together in a row, and it's much easier to do that.…
If I do that with one of the chords already moved off the baseline, then it will…remain that far away when I use the other tools.…So I am going to right-click on this handle, and I am going to choose Remove…Manual Adjustments to put it back in the same row, at the same level with the other chords.…
- 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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