This video series is part of Conquering Finale, a regular feature on Scoring Notes, with new installments released periodically.
The key to key signatures
This covers the basics of how to enter and change keys in Finale. There’s also a discussion about how Finale handles relative keys differently (major vs minor) and I discuss methods (and pitfalls) of changing keys when there is music already present.
Document Options for Key Signatures. Keyless keys and the difference between Keyless and “Hide Key Signature”. Enharmonic Spelling tables — what are they and how to use them to your advantage.
Using different keys for different instruments. Learn how to create Independent Key Signatures for the whole piece or just for small sections.
This is a Key Signature hack that will allow you to put a key change in the middle of a bar!
Metatools are available in key signatures in Finale. I’ll show you how to use them and also how to program them.