This video series is part of Conquering Finale, a regular feature on Scoring Notes, with new installments released periodically.
Introduction to note entry
Speeding up Speedy Entry
Covered in this video:
- Navigating the Speedy Entry frame
- Entering notes and rests with a MIDI device
- Entering notes and rests without a MIDI device
- Entering ties, tuplets, grace notes and chromatic alterations
- Insert Mode
There are 4 “Layers” and 2 “Voices” available in Finale, giving you a theoretical total of 8 independent lines of music that can appear in any measure of music. Learn how they function, how to navigate between them and how to use them in Speedy Entry.
This is a deeper dive into creating tuplets in Speedy Entry. Understand how Finale defines tuplets by default when launched from Speedy Entry, and learn how to create more complex rhythms within tuplets — and even tuplets within tuplets. Finally, there’s a discussion about tuplets in compound meters!
This is an exhaustive look at manipulating entries inside the Speedy Entry frame. Covered in this video is Moving, adding, deleting and hiding notes and rests, as well as modifying ties, accidentals, courtesy accidentals, enharmonics, stems and beams.
Un-slashed grace notes, restoring defaults for ties, stems and beams and all of the other settings and options in the Speedy menu.
Percussion entry in Speedy Entry is rather novel using a MIDI keyboard as long as you know where each sound is on the keyboard. I’ll show you a couple of tricks for figuring that out if you need to. Entering notes without a MIDI keyboard becomes a little trickier in Speedy Entry. It works really well for one-line parts that only have one or two sounds in the Percussion Layout, but for more complex Layouts with many sounds, (like a drum set), it becomes a little trickier. This video will explore all of these scenarios so you can become more comfortable entering percussion in Speedy Entry.