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Acing articulations in Finale

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.

Darcy James Argue, part 1

The first of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue, the acclaimed jazz composer, bandleader, and educator. In this part: His early years on through to creating original masterpieces — and how good music preparation, notation software, and getting a foothold in the New York scene were all intertwined.

News

Timely news and announcements about music notation software, related products, and the fields of music notation and music technology.

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Our expert take on the newest product releases, with in-depth coverage, pros and cons, pricing and availability information, and more.

Tips

Learn more about the software you use every day with these bits of advice designed to speed your workflow and improve the quality of what you produce.

Tutorials

Dive deep into the craft of music preparation with notation software and technology with these detail-packed lessons, often with accompanying videos.

People

Read about the interesting individuals in our field — from the developers to the creators — and what they have to say about where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

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Whether you agree or disagree, check out our point of view on developments and changes in the world of music notation software.

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Items of interest about the blog and NYC Music Services, including year-in-reviews and other compilations of blog posts from time to time.

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A regular discussion with the interesting individuals who create music with notation software, as well as the talented people who create the tools themselves.