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Intro to Finale

Learn the fundamentals of starting and finishing your own score in Finale.

Intro to Finale

Learn the fundamentals of starting and finishing your own score in Finale.

Description

Jacinta will walk you through the basic steps of starting and creating your own score using Finale. You will learn how to navigate through Finale and how to incorporate all of its tools.

Objectives

  • Learn how to setup your own template.
  • Learn how to input notes manually and by MIDI.
  • Learn how to edit your score with numerous different tools featured on Finale
  • Learn how to prepare for print and exporting.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Score Setup
    In this step, Jacinta will introduce how to make and setup your own template in Finale.Jacinta will also show you how to setup your displays and use playback tools
  • 2
    Note Input
    In this step, Jacinta will demonstrate how to input notes manually and with using a MIDI Keyboard. Jacinta will also introduce a couple of tools to help get you started on your score.
  • 3
    Editing Your Score
    In this step, Jacinta will demonstrate how to add and delete measures , how to use Repeat and Filter tools. Jacinta will also go over how to use the Text tool and how to Transpose your Parts and Scores.
  • 4
    Playback and Layout
    In this step, Jacinta shows how to use Page layout and Playback tools. Jacinta will demonstrate how to edit tempo/temp changes , how to transpose your score , adding text and creating parts.
  • 5
    Practice Session and Printing/Exporting
    In this step, Jacinta will let you run your own practice sessions and go through everything you learned in previous lessons and will demostrate how to export to PDF, MP3, Music XML,and MIDI.
Category
Music Theory