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How to use the basics of Finale

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  • Finale A.j. Garr
  •  
  • Index
    • Getting Started
      • Setup Wizard
      • Tempo
      • Your Composition
    • Articulation
    • Tool Bar
    • Note Entry
    • Rests
    • Tuplet tool
      • Continued
    • Mass Measure Mover
    • Play Back
    • Sources
    • Bio
    • Free Down Load
    Quit
  • Getting Started
    • Click on “Setup Wizard” to begin setup.
    • Enter the title of your composition and your name.
    • Select your Instrumentation
    • Select Key and Time Signature
    Index Quit
    • Select the instrument and click “Add”
    • Time Signature and Key Signature, scroll up for Sharps and Down for Flats, then click next
    Index
    • Enter the tempo you want then click finish.
    • You can also change the “style you write in if you have the appropriate plug-ins.
  • Your Composition
    • You now have a blank score in your key and key time signature.
    • Begin to add your notes
    Index
    • This tool bar is basic note tool bar simply click on the note you want to use, and place it on the staff.
    • Also on this staff is the flat and sharp tool just click the tool then click the note you want to alter.
    In this Tool bar you also find the dotted note tool, use it just like the flat or sharp tool Index
  • Main Tool Bar
    • Clef Tool
    • Key Signature Tool
    • Time Signature Tool
    • Tuplet Tool
    • Dynamics Tool
    • Text Tool
    • Mass Measure Mover
    • To use any of the tools on the main tool bar click the tool and click where in the staff you want it.
    • Double click on any of them to see editing possibilities.
  • Articulation
    • To add an articulation marking to a note or chord, first select the Articulation tool, then double-click on the appropriate note. The Articulation Selection dialogue box appears:
  • Tuplets
    • There are two ways to make a group of notes a tuplet (triplet, quintuplet, etc.). The simplest way is to hold down Control-# (3 for a triplet, 5 for a quintuplet, and so on) before entering the notes. A small "3" or "5" or whatever will appear in the upper right hand corner of the editing frame to indicate that the next three or five or however many notes that you enter will be a tuplet figure.
  • Tuplets The only disadvantage to this method is that you are unable to manipulate the brackets around the figure and other formatting issues. To give yourself more control over these elements of the tuplet, first enter the notes that will appear in the figure, then click on the Tuplet tool button and click on the first note that will be part of the figure . The Tuplet Definition dialog box appears, and you can use the options there (Shape, Number, etc.) to define the formatting style of the tuplet.
  • Repeat Tool
    • Click on the repeat tool then select the measure you would like it to apply to. The Repeat Selection dialogue box will appear.
  • Clef Tool
    • Make sure that the Clef tool is selected Click on the first measure of the clef change The Change Clef dialog box appears, with the current clef highlighted
  • Mass Measure Tool
    • You can also use tools in Finale to "cut and paste" or move around music just as you would do with text in a word document. The tool for this is called the Mass Mover tool and looks like this: To perform basic editing functions, such as Cut, Copy, and Paste, simply click on the Mass Mover tool, and select the measures with which you wish to work.
  • Rests
    • To enter a rest there are a few different ways to do it. You can select the rest tool bar, from the tool menu. Or you can select a note from the simple entry tool bar and after placing the note press the “R” key.
  • PlayBack
    • With this tool you can listen to what you have already wrote.
  • Bio My name is Aj Garr and I am a Music Educater from Grand Valley State University. I have an instrumental emphasis and think that using technology in the classroom is a great asset you can reach me at garra @student. gvsu . edu
  • Sources
    • Finale.com
    • http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Finale/finale_2001.html
    • http://learngen.org/resources/leobjects/lg0043ta.html
    • www.depauw.edu/music/mitc/instructional/helpguides/fin2007tut.pdf
  • Free Down Load
    • You can download Finale Note Pad for free
    • NotePad
  • Finale 2009 Preview
    • Break the Silence: Bring your music to life with Finale (5:59)
    • First Look: Getting started with Finale (9:02)
    • What's New: Breakthrough features in music notation (6:11)