Measure numbers in Finale are a bit complex, incredibly flexible, and maybe a little over-engineered. But with this video tutorial series, you don’t need to choose between the red or blue pill when it comes to working with measure numbers; you can have it all.
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’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.
MakeMusic has released version 26 of Finale, bringing a number of improvements: new articulation options, better templates and libraries, Mac performance enhancements, and several other items and bug fixes.
Here’s how to change the size of expressive text in Sibelius without affecting the size of music text used for dynamics.
Here’s an ingenious way to tame the comma beast: Consistent placement of breath marks in Sibelius by creating them as lines instead of symbols. Intrigued? Here’s how to do it.
Here’s how to place fermatas on bar rests in Finale, and why placing them as articulations yields more consistent results than using expressions.
Ever find positioning commas (breath marks) tricky in Finale? Here’s a way to set it up so that they’re perfectly placed in the score and parts, every time.