Finale 2012: A Trailblazer Guide

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HAL LEONARD Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2012 - Music - 420 pages
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(Book). Revised and updated for Finale 2012, this guide offers clear, step-by-step methods for creating beautiful scores with ease. Master the essentials and learn to take advantage of Finale's incredible power by focusing on the tools you need and ignoring the ones you don't. Increase productivity: readers will find a concise overview of Finale's framework followed by a guide to the everyday tricks and shortcuts that make using Finale a breeze. Learn from an expert: author Mark Johnson draws from his many years of experience working with composers, educators, engravers and students, giving you the expert guidance you need to get the very most out of Finale. In Finale 2012: A Trailblazer Guide , you will learn all about the latest Finale features including how to master Finale 2012's new revolutionary ScoreManager, which grants unprecedented control over orchestration and playback sounds, learn about Finale 2012's new Instrument paradigm, quickly and easily add mid-score instrument changes, benefit from Finale's new support for Unicode fonts, add harmonic analysis and figured bass, and get the most out of the many other improvements to Finale 2012. You will also learn about features from other recent versions including how to take advantage of Finale's new staff layout and editing options, quickly and easily do all the things that once required "optimization," enter lyrics using Finale's new lyric entry features, learn about Finale's improved percussion features, assign and use metatools with blazing speed, and much, much more.

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Mark Johnson was born in England's West Midlands in 1970. He abused drugs and alcohol from childhood, finally leaving both behind in 2000. Since then he has set up his own tree surgery business and is spearheading national projects that aim to bring recovering addicts and young offenders back into society. He has won The Prince's Trust Young Achiever of the Year Award and the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award. He is now working as a special adviser to both the National Probation Service and The Prince's Trust.

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