In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, we learn the dos and donts of one- and two-bar repeats, numbering repeated bars, and how to lay out the music correctly so that the intent is clearly conveyed.
Originally appearing as a document that composer David MacDonald created for his weekly master class, this bullet-list of score preparation and production notes will improve the quality of your performance materials in no time. To it we have added relevant links from Scoring Notes and other sources.
I’ll be attending and presenting at the 36th annual conference of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA), hosted by the Kansas City Symphony and held at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Kansas City, Missouri from March 16-19, 2018.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, learn how to left-align chord symbols in all three major commercial music notation software programs, in order to avoid confusion on the stand.
DJA’s Notes is a new series inspired by Darcy James Argue’s Facebook posts, which offer some quick, basic steps to improve the appearance of notated music, especially from a jazz/big band perspective. In this post, learn how to group instruments correctly and change what the notation software may do by default.
Arranger Jon Burr takes us through some of the technical details that are helpful to know about as you’re installing and working with Garritan libraries and Finale, in order to get everything working together correctly.
Our NAMM 2018 coverage continues with a visit with several MakeMusic representatives to talk about SmartMusic and Finale, including a new web-based notation tool: Gear Fisher, Michael Johnson, Michael Good, and Mark Adler.
Composer, arranger, and orchestrator Jeremy Levy shares his pro tips on using the macro program Keyboard Maestro to make the most of Finale. Examples and sample scripts included!
From industry news, to tips and tutorials, to opinions and reviews in the field of music notation software and related technology, we’re taking stock of 2017 at Scoring Notes.
Have you ever encountered a situation in Finale where you knew that you had a phantom tie going into a note where none was supposed to exist? Learn how to fix this by watching this 2-minute video tutorial.