Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video The default document (Mac), part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
Templates can be used to speed up the process of creating scores for any…ensembles or situations for which you regularly compose or notate music.…Finale comes with several templates, but as you begin to use the program, it's…likely that you'll want to customize those templates, or create new ones to…better fit your needs.…So in the last video, we learned how to create a new score from template via the…Launch Window or the File menu.…Let's open a template, and then we'll modify it, and save it as a new template.…So let's go to the File menu, let's choose New, and Document From Template.…
Let's go to the General Templates folder, and let's choose the Lead…Sheet (Handwritten).…I am going to cancel out of here, because when you're working on creating a…template file, you really don't want to make changes to the score information,…or the music information. You just want to make changes to the actual kind of basic elements.…So I'll cancel out of there, and we're immediately into the file.…A couple of things that I might do to customize the template would include…
- 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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