Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Layer basics, part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
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Classical guitar, piano, and choral music are good examples of genres that often…incorporate multiple independent voices on a single stave.…To enter this kind of music in Finale, we'll need to learn how to use layers.…So go ahead and open the file that's in the 6_01 folder, and then we're going to…create another file to work on.…So I am going to go up to the File menu and I'll choose New > Document From…Template, and then I am going to go in the Choir Templates folder and choose the…SATB (2- plus Piano.…Now I am choosing that one because that will give us two staves where I can put…the soprano and alto in the top stave and the tenor and the bass in the bottom stave.…
So I am going to go ahead and click Open and that's going to kick us into the…Document Setup Wizard, and I'll go ahead and type in the Title information. I'll…click the Next button. We are going to be in 4/4. We need the key of D, so I'll…click the scroll bar twice to add two sharps and then I'll go ahead and click…Finish. I am going to maximize this briefly.…
- 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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