Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Simple entry using a MIDI keyboard, part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
I often prefer entering notes using a computer keyboard, but when there are…intervals in chords, like in music for piano, it's much easier and faster to…use a MIDI keyboard.…So let's start by setting up a new score.…I'm going to go to the File menu and choose New > Document Setup Wizard.…I'll choose the Engraved Style and Next.…And then I'll choose the Keyboard category and Piano (No staff) is my…instrument. Click the Add button, and then click the Next button to move on.…In the score Information area, I type the name of the tune, which in this case…is Twinkle, Twinkle.…
And I will add a subtitle.…I'm going to call this Variations On A Theme.…Then for Composer, this is kind of like what Mozart did, so I will call this Ala Mozart.…Then I will click the Next button to move on.…Our time signature is in 2 4, and we are in the key of F, so I am going to click…the down arrow once to get the key signature, and I will go ahead and add in a…tempo, with both text and with a BPM at 110.…And there is no pickup measure, and I'm not really worried about the number of…
- 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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Film Scoring with Pro Toolswith Christopher Brooks2h 38m Intermediate
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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