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.
Time to get even speedier with this series of videos on Finale’s Speedy Entry tool. Everything from notes, rests, ties, tuplets, grace notes, chromatic alterations and many advanced notation options can be controlled from the Speedy Entry frame.
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.
The Score Manager is command central for your Finale document. Get to know every control on the dashboard, from file info to managing and changing instruments, setting transpositions, setting sound libraries, tablature, and more.
Samuel Z. Solomon’s book “How to Write for Percussion” is a wealth of information, guidance, opinions, and reference material on an important subject, accompanied by nine hours of quickly-paced companion videos.
MuseScore 3.2 has been released. Single note dynamics, more flexible automatic placement, percussion sticking, changing durations, and more improvements are featured in this latest update, along with design refinements and better performance.
Today MuseScore announced the release of MuseScore 2.3, featuring the brand new MuseScore Extension facility to allow additional packages of features to be easily delivered and installed without the need to update the program. These extensions can include new instruments and sounds as well as new palettes and other enhancements. In conjunction with MuseScore 2.3, MuseScore is releasing the first such extension, MuseScore Drumline.
We present part 3 of our Dorico 1.2 review — a look at the new percussion features that arrived in December, along with refinements made in the latest 1.2.10 update.
Once and for all, correct Sibelius’s incorrect default behavior of placing a brace on the glockenspiel and vibraphone staves.
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