A complete video tutorial series on everything to do with chord symbols in Finale. Manual input, MIDI input, staff analysis, chord definition, alternate and capo chords, suffix editing, fretboards, positioning, styles, document options, and playback — it’s all here!
Tricks for lyrics in Finale
Conquer the powerful Lyrics tool in Finale and you’ll be a master. We start with the “Type Into Score” feature and go on to much more in this series of video tutorials. Hyphens, spaces, lyric elisions, editing, clearing and deleting lyrics, copying and cloning lyrics… and that’s just the first of eight videos.
An Expression Tool expedition in Finale
Understanding how expressions work in Finale is essential for creating dynamics, tempo indications, and so much more. These detailed video tutorials cover every aspect of expressions, including design, placement, positioning, playback, as well as how to transfer them between files and get creative with their use.
Finale version 27.1: SMuFL burrows deeper
The Finale v27.1 update brings deeper SMuFL integration into Finale. It is now possible to convert legacy non-SMuFL-based documents to SMuFL-compliant documents, and to import font metadata directly into Finale’s document settings. Plug-ins and libraries are also updated to use SMuFL.
Outsmarting Smart Shapes in Finale
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.
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.
Layers, layers, layers in Finale
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.
Toppling tuplets in Finale
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 version 27 review: SMuFL and MusicXML 4.0 support
A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
Getting the hang of HyperScribe 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.