Lessons on Finale!

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rhythmic cues above notation

Learn how to do this!


This is a request from a premium subscriber who wants to double the duration of notes in a phrase and change the time signature to cut time.

Big Band and Small Group Templates

Small Group Finale Template

Big Band Finale Template

Watch the video below for info on working with these templates in Finale!

My Top 60 Shortcuts and Hot Keys In Finale

filters and paste multiple

"Filters" are an incredibly helpful tool in the notation software, Finale, that allows you to only copy and paste certain items (articulations, chords, dynamics, etc.). 

"Paste Multiple" allows you to copy and paste (with or without filters) both down and across your score with ease. Huge time saver!

Formatting Parts (fit measures and space systems evenly)

This lesson deals the music notation software Finale and how to format parts using local and global commands. The focus here is on expediting your formatting process by applying fit measures and space systems evenly to multiple parts at a time!! This is game changer.

Import Logic session into Finale

Got a great session in Logic that you want to notate in Finale? This is the video for you!

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