Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation - Third Edition

by Thomas E. Rudolph and Vincent A. Leonard, Jr.

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.

Publisher: Berklee Press

Series: Berklee Press

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 400

Dimensions: 10.88 X 8.38 inches

ISBN: 9780876391235