Finale Tutorial

Finale Top Ten Tips & Tricks

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  • Introduction & Setup 6:07

    Introduction & Setup

    Get acquainted with Finale and learn how to setup a score, easily navigate, and customize to your computer.

  • Note Input 6:13

    Note Input

    Learn the intuitive way to use shortcut keys to input notes by typing or playing on a MIDI device.

  • The Alt Key 10:11

    The Alt Key

    In note entry, learn how to change many things without having to exit note entry to use a different tool.

  • Input Markings 9:08

    Input Markings

    Some quick shortcut ways to input many performance markings that makes shortcuts intuitive.

  • Selection Tool 6:55

    Selection Tool

    Find the fast and intuitive way to input and edit in Finale all with one tool!

  • Realtime Entry 7:16

    Realtime Entry

    This will help you understand how to change a realtime performance into readable notation.

  • Leadsheets 11:04


    This focuses on guitar notation, chords and an intro to lyrics.

  • Choral Scores 10:13

    Choral Scores

    Learn better ways to input lyrics, work with open and closed scores and create part predominant records.

  • Percussion 9:28


    Understanding of the percussion layout and special percussion notation needs including instrument doubling.

  • Large Scores 12:24

    Large Scores

    Learn rehearsal marks, cue notes, divisi parts, and part formatting quickly. Great tips on dynamic part linking.

Product Overview

Finale is an industry standard in music notation software used by students hobbyists and professionals alike. Let Finale expert Tom Carruth doeswill open your eyes to new tips and tricks that will revolutionize the way you create notation in Finale!

Tom begins with Navigation, Setup, and Computer Customization tips and advice. Then he shows you an intuitive way to use Shortcut Keys to Enter Notes, as well as how to best utilize the Note Entry Tool. The best practices for using Input Marketings is shown, and after that, fast and intuitive Selection Tool techniques.

Continuing on, Tom shows you some tips on Changing Realtime Performance into Readable Notation, and then Creating Guitar Lead Sheets with Guitar Notation, Chords, and Lyrics. After that, he focuses on Choral Scores, teaching you how to Input Lyrics, work with Open and Closed Scores, and Create Predominant Records.

Wrapping it up, Tom explains the Percussion Layout and Special Percussion Notation needs such as Instrument Doubling. Finally, Tom includes a plethora of tips and tricks on Working with Large Scores.

Whether you're new to Finale or a longtime pro, you're sure to learn something useful from "Top Ten Finale Tips & Tricks!"

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