We’re very excited to announce the availability of all-new Scoring Express professional music notation templates for Dorico and Finale, as well as updates to the Sibelius versions.
Measure for measure, this video tutorial series sets the bar for working with Finale’s Measure Tool. From the basics of the Measure Attributes dialog and custom barlines, to beat and note positioning, group barlines, display options, split measures, and more, it’s all here!
If you use music notation software — or any software where you need to edit text — you will very quickly encounter the concept of point size. But have you ever stopped to consider what point size actually means?
Robert Puff, one of the foremost music preparers working in concert and commercial music, and music notation software expert whose advice was available on his highly-regarded industry web site Of Note, died on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
For a limited time, all NorFonts distributed through Notation Central are on sale at up to 60% off. This is the beautiful and growing catalog of music and text fonts by Nor Eddine Bahha, who has fully embraced SMuFL font design, giving Dorico and Finale v27 users more distinctive options.
A complete video tutorial series on everything to do with repeats in Finale. From setting up basic repeat structures, to endings, bracket adjustments, text repeats like D.S. al Coda, complex scenarios, and more, it’s all here!
Saving users from the tedium of actually thinking about music, today Avid and MakeMusic both released new versions of Sibelius and Finale, their flagship notation software, respectively, that composes music automatically. A secret Dorico project is also underway.
A reliable way to actually create true 100% black output in PDFs from Finale, and a Keyboard Maestro script to automate the process for an entire set of parts.
Finale version 27.2 runs natively on Apple silicon Macs for the first time. All default documents and document styles in v27.2 are now SMuFL-based, and, in a welcome surprise, there is a fully revamped SMuFL-compliant jazz default file and document style.
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!