9780879306021

The Finale Primer

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    9780879306021

  • ISBN10:

    0879306025

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-01
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books
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Summary

Fully updated for Finale 2005, this book remains the definitive guide for understanding and using this powerful, state-of-the-art music notation software. Finale's wide range of capabilities yields a steep learning curve, but The Finale Primer guides users through the powerful intricacies of Finale 2005 one step at a time. This hands-on book assists with all facets of music preparation - whether transcribing an existing piece of music or creating an original work - and helps maximize the benefits of Finale's invaluable capabilities in editing, reformatting, and reorganizing musical material.

Author Biography

Bill Purse is Chair of the Music Technology and Guitar Departments at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Acknowledgments vii
About the Author viii
Introduction 1(4)
Getting Started: Finale Basics
5(30)
Launching Finale
5(3)
Building Finale Navigational Skills
8(1)
Finale Power Tools and Shortcuts
9(4)
A Look at the Main Tool Palette
13(6)
Viewing the Score
19(5)
Viewing Multiple Windows
24(2)
Saving Your Work
26(3)
Closing, Opening, and Quitting
29(5)
Chapter One Review
34(1)
The Finale Toolbox
35(40)
The Staff Tool
36(5)
Edit Staff Attributes
41(5)
Transposing Instruments and Finale
46(5)
The Add Group and Bracket Command and the Staff Tool
51(9)
Programming Staff Sets
60(2)
The Key Signature Tool
62(1)
Metatools
63(2)
The Time Signature Tool
65(5)
The Measure Tool
70(1)
The Zoom Tool
71(1)
The Hand Grabber Tool
71(1)
Chapter Two Review
72(1)
Chapter Two Projects
72(3)
Simple Entry
75(34)
Creating a Single Staff Score
75(3)
Editing the Score
78(7)
Playing Back the Score
85(3)
Special Score Considerations
88(7)
Smart Shapes
95(6)
Alternate Meter and Note Beaming
101(1)
Alternate Notation
102(2)
Creating an Anacrusis or Pickup Measure
104(2)
Chapter Three Review
106(1)
Chapter Three Projects
107(2)
Speedy Entry
109(38)
Setting Up Speedy Entry
109(2)
Note Input
111(2)
Editing with the Speedy Entry Keypad
113(2)
Creating Chords
115(1)
Accidentals
116(1)
Inserting Notes or Rests
117(1)
Layering with Speedy Entry Input
118(2)
Selecting Display Colors
120(2)
Building a Single Staff Score with Speedy Entry
122(3)
Speedy Entry Shortcuts
125(2)
Barlines
127(1)
Formatting Measures
128(9)
The Repeat Tool
137(6)
Chapter Four Review
143(2)
Chapter Four Projects
145(2)
Creating a Lead Sheet
147(26)
Entering Lyrics into a Score
148(1)
``Type Into Score'' Lyric Entry
149(8)
Chord Symbols and the Chord Tool
157(9)
Chord Styles
166(4)
Fretboard Diagrams
170(1)
Chapter Five Review
171(1)
Chapter Five Project
171(2)
The Final Score
173(24)
Layout and Printing
173(16)
Creating a Title (The Text Block Tool)
189(2)
Creating Parts from a Score
191(2)
Printing Basics
193(2)
Chapter Six Review
195(1)
Chapter Six Projects
196(1)
Special Guitar Notation
197(47)
Creating Guitar Tablature
197(9)
Creating Fingerings
206(2)
Creating Custom Fingerboards
208(10)
Chapter Seven Review
218(1)
Chapter Seven Projects
219(1)
Appendices
A Finale and Computer Terminology
220(5)
B Step-by-Step Guide for Musical Score Creation
225(2)
C Creating a New Finale Default File
227(1)
D Using Special Notational Fonts
228(1)
E Exporting a Finale Selection to Text or Graphics Processors
229(2)
F Swing Playback
231(1)
G Saving Scores as Standard MIDI Files
232(4)
H Windows to Mac Keyboard Shortcut Comparison Chart
236(4)
I Conventional Instrument Transposition Chart
240(2)
J Score Order
242(2)
Bibliography For Further Study 244(1)
Index 245

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