Formatting a lead sheet


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Formatting a lead sheet

After you enter the notes, lyrics, and chords into a lead sheet, you will probably want or need to make some small formatting adjustments to improve the overall look of your score. Let's take a look at the most common score parameters that might need some fine adjustment. Now, the first thing I want to do is I want to set the measures per line. You see that this is crowded, and I will admit that I have kind of messed this up a little bit so that we'd have some work to do. So I am going to choose the Selection tool, and remember, we can move a measure from line to line by simply choosing the measure, and then using the Down arrow to move that to the next line. I can use the Up arrow to move it back.

Another way we can do this is the entire score all at once. So I am going to go Command+A; that would be on the Mac, or a Control+A on the PC, and I will select all. I will go up to the Utilities menu, and I am going to choose Fit Measures, and I will choose Lock Layout with 4 Measure...

Formatting a lead sheet
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Formatting a lead sheet provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Rick Schmunk as part of the Finale 2012 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Finale
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