Here's a sample of what's inside the book:
- Getting Started
Get acquainted with Finale's framework and learn the important skills crucial to every project.
- Beginning a New Score
Quickly setup a new score and then learn how to customize any element generated with the Setup Wizard.
- Note Entry, Articulations, and Expressions
Learn how to use a mouse, computer keyboard, or MIDI keyboard to enter notes efficiently. Then, master the techniques necessary to add articulations, dynamics, tempo markings, rehearsal letters, and other expressions.
- Advanced Note Entry, Chords, and Lyrics
Record your music to the staff in real-time with HyperScribe, then learn the essentials for entering chord symbols and lyrics.
- Clefs, Key Signatures, and Time Signatures
Learn how to add or edit these elements with ease.
- Slurs, Hairpins, Other Shapes, and Repeats
Slurs, crescendos, brackets, lines, glissandos, trill extensions, ottavas, D.S. repeats, codas, and more.
- Multiple Staff Scores
Learn how to properly manage scores of any size and work with linked parts.
- Alternate Notation, Staff Styles, and TAB
Slash notation, rhythmic notation, percussion, tablature, and guitar markings.
- Editing Your Music
Learn how to copy, clear, change, transpose, and space your music.
- Fine Tuning: the Details
Master general alignment and positioning, and then learn to customize beams, stems, noteheads, accidentals, ties, and other elements.
- Measure Numbers, Graphics, Layout, and Printing
Wrap up your score by finalizing your layout and tailoring the printout.
- Specific Projects and Composing with Finale
Piano scores, figured bass, chant, handbells, cadenzas, piano reductions, range checking, jazz charts, automatic harmonizing and more.
- Customizing Finale, Scanning, and Education Tips
Templates, document styles, program options, scanning sheet music, exercises, and other tricks for music educators.
- Playback, Audio, and the MIDI Tool
Using Garritan instruments, human playback, playback techniques, customizing MIDI, and adding audio.
- Finale, the Web, and Other Programs
Sharing files online, MIDI files, audio files, and taking advantage of third-party plug-ins.