Smart Shapes in Finale are lines, trills, slurs, octave lines, hairpins, pedal lines and other objects that “smartly” adjust their positioning based on the layout the score and the items to which they are attached.
In Finale, an “articulation” is any character from a font set (or a shape) that gets attached to a note or rest. Learn everything you need to know and more about how to create, change, swap, and position articulations, along with some info specifically for Finale v27 and SMuFL articulations.
In Finale you can use up to four different independent lines of notes and rests, known as “layers”, per bar. We layer on the knowledge in these tutorials, starting with the basic properties of layers and how to navigate between them, and then move on to hiding and showing layers and working with their advanced options.
Finale’s Tuplet tool is just the starting point of this helpful series of videos that deals with everything to do with tuplets. From default and custom positioning and nested tuplets, to custom font and placement styles, we show you how to “tupletify” your music in Finale.
Finale’s HyperScribe tool is a method of recording music into the software in real-time. We will show you how to get the setup correct and give you a few pointers for getting the most accurate transcription possible, along with lots of power user features.
Time to get even speedier with this series of videos on Finale’s Speedy Entry tool. Everything from notes, rests, ties, tuplets, grace notes, chromatic alterations and many advanced notation options can be controlled from the Speedy Entry frame.
Finale’s Simple Entry tool is actually very powerful. Learn how to enter notes, rests, dots, ties, accidentals, grace notes, tuplets, and much more — even articulations, expressions, clefs, time signatures and key signatures, all right from this tool.
You can do just about anything with time signatures in Finale, if you know how to tame the beast. In this video tutorial series, start with the basics and then learn about composite, alternating and independent time signatures, how to make them film score “oversize” style, pickup measures, and more.
Learn the key to key signatures in Finale — actually, several of them. Start with the basics and document options, then move on to keyless signatures, independent and mid-measure key signatures, and programming metatools for speed and power.
Learn how to use Finale’s Clef Tool and harness all of its power, including mid-measure clef changes, positioning, spacing, customizable clefs, and more.