Synopses & Reviews
Music notation can be a tough task to master. Finale is the ultimate tool for conquering it. And now you have the ultimate guide for mastering Finale 2005! With "Finale 2005 Power!", you'll learn how to create professional-quality sheet music with Finale quickly and efficiently. Begin by establishing a solid understanding of Finale's framework. Then get ready to master the everyday shortcuts and tricks that make Finale a breeze to use. Walk through each step of the score creation process-from starting a new document, to entering and spacing your music, to layout, extracting parts, and, finally, printing your score. Learn how to quicken your pace using special tricks, new features in Finale 2005, little-known options, and supplemental third-party plug-ins. This book also applies to Finale 2006! Most of this year's new Finale features (e.g. performance enhancements, GPO, Studio View, and the Mixer) are stacked on top of the existing Finale 2005 framework. Therefore, the topics covered in Finale 2005 Power!, including everything from basic entry to advanced layout, are still completely accurate when used along side Finale 2006. For details see www.finalepower.com.
Covers Finale - the world??'s best-selling music notation software. Helps the musician read and write to create sheet music.
About the Author
Mark Johnson is an employee at MakeMusic who has worked as a technical support representative, quality assurance technician, and technical writer for Finale and all of MakeMusic's notation products. Building off his degree in music theory and composition from St. Olaf College, Mark has experience composing, arranging, and engraving with Finale. He has authored several Finale method guides including Finale Power! and Finale 2008: A Trailblazer Guide, and continues to use and write about Finale on a daily basis."
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started 2. Beginning a New Score 3. Basic Note Entry, Articulations and Expressions 4. Advanced Note Entry, Chords, and Lyrics 5. Clefs, Key Signatures and Time Signatures 6. Slurs, Hairpins, Other Smart Shapes, and Repeats 7. Creating and Working With Multiple Staff Scores 8. Alternate Notation, Staff Styles, and Guitar Tablature 9. Editing Your Music 10. Fine Tuning: the Details 11. Measure Numbers, Graphics, Part Extraction, and Printing 12. Tricks for Specific Projects and Composing with Finale 13. Customizing Finale, Scanning, and Tricks for Music Educators 14. Playback and the MIDI Tool 15. Integrating Finale with the Web and Other Programs