Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Smart Shapes, part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
Many musical symbols, like crescendos, trills, and slurs, can be added to Finale…scores using the Smart Shape tool.…Like expressions, they help a performer to interpret and perform a piece.…Let's take a look at how to add smart shapes to a score.…So please go ahead and open both the 5_09 files and go ahead and tile and arrange them as you see.…Now to add a smart shape to the score we need to choose the Smart Shape tool.…When we do that, please notice that the Smart Shape palette opens up, and you can…see many of the shapes that we can add.…The first one is the Slur tool.…Now to add a slur, go ahead and double- click a note. You will notice that it…slurs to the next note automatically.…
I am going to delete that by highlighting that and then hitting the Delete button.…Now if I want to add a slur for a phrase, I'll double-click a note, hold, and…then drag and as you can see as I move it, you'll see it outlining the target…note. And I'll drop that on that half note.…Now if I want to flip that slur, I'll just press the F button on my keyboard…
- 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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