Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation

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Berklee Press, 2005 - Music - 375 pages
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Everything you want to know about music notation with Finale! Master Finale step-by-step with the most complete how-to guide available. Designed for both novice and experienced users, this is your detailed resource to fully understanding and applying all of Finale's remarkable capabilities. Easy-to-follow instructions help you to: create publisher-quality music notation; learn to use the tools of Finale while writing your own music and arrangements; get started immediately with hundreds of professional templates, partially completed notation files, and libraries available on the companion website (www.FINALEBOOK.com); print transposed parts from scores automatically; write standard notation, guitar tablature, drum set parts, and more with this comprehensive hands-on tutorial. Teachers can create warm-up and practice exercises; write their own compositions, arrangements and method books; and simplify parts for students. The companion website, www.FINALEBOOK.COM, offers: * Tutorial Files * Samples of partially completed and finished music notation files for each of the hundreds of hands-on exercises in the book * Libraries of articulations and dynamics * Additional chapters * Professional Templates: Choral, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Orchestra, Single Line and Grand Staff, Pit and Show, and Sketch and Utilities templates including a Cue Sheet for radio and TV. "This book excels at teaching Finale in an easy-to-understand, sequential manner. Rudolph and Leonard have loads of experience. Beginners and seasoned Finale users will benefit from what these two teach." - Tom Johnson, Finale Product Specialist, MakeMusic!, Inc.
 

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Contents

Getting Started
xii
Keyboard Note Entry Aura Lee
xxvi
Chords Amazing Grace
xl
MIDI Entry Chords and Lyrics Three Blind Mice
4
Articulations and Metatools Trumpet Voluntary
20
HyperScribe RealTime Note Entry America
42
GrandStaff and SmallEnsemble Scores
58
Piano Piece Using HyperScribe Musette
60
Jazz Notation Leadsheets and Guitar Tab Blues for a Hiccup
137
BigBand Score Blues for a Hiccup
137
Orchestral Excerpt Petrushka
137
Getting the Most out of Finale
58
Importing and Exporting
60
Music Education Applications
70
Finale Support
78
The Finale Book Web Site File Index
82

Small Arrangements Saxophone Quartet The Entertainer
78
Vocal Score with Percussion Simple Gifts
102
The Art of the Piano Part Bachs Fugue in G Minor
126
About the Authors
86
Index
87
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Page vii - Leonard, would like to thank the following individuals for their help and assistance with this publication: The editor for the second edition, Jonathan Feist.

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