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Author Johnson, Mark.

Title Composing with Finale / Mark Johnson
Published Boston, Mass. : Course Technology, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 310 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 Taking the Wheel""; ""Your Implements""; ""The Standards""; ""The Eight Kahunas""; ""TNT for Your Tools""; ""Super-Charging Finale""; ""Be a Control Freak""; ""Plug It In""; ""Start the Engine""; ""Chapter 2 Getting the Best Angle""; ""A Closer Look: Zooming""; ""Room with a View""; ""Scroll View""; ""Page View""; ""Studio View""; ""Wormholes""; ""Using Bookmarks""; ""Between Score and Parts""; ""Between Documents""; ""Between Programs""; ""Chapter 3 Moving Stuff Around""; ""Selecting""; ""Drag-Selecting""; ""Shift+Drag-Selecting""
""Click-Selecting""""Selection Keyboard Shortcuts""; ""Moving Things Around""; ""Making Sure You Move Everything""; ""Moving Everything""; ""Moving It More Than Once: Multiple Copies""; ""Moving Specific Things""; ""Moving Specific Markings""; ""Moving Specific Markings Faster""; ""Moving Specific Markings with Blazing Speed""; ""Clearing, Copying, or Changing Specific Voices/Layers""; ""Copying Tricks""; ""Chapter 4 Listen""; ""Auditioning Your Score""; ""Starting Playback Whenever""; ""Listening to Specific Staves""; ""Audio Spot-Checking""; ""Making It Sound Pretty""
""Composing with Finale and Friends""""Importing from a DAW or MIDI Sequencer""; ""Exporting to a Sequencer""; ""Assigning Dynamic Markings in a MIDI Sequencer""; ""Importing and Exporting MusicXML""; ""Chapter 8 Lead Sheets""; ""Starting a New Lead Sheet""; ""Opening a Lead-Sheet Template""; ""Setting Up Your Score After Completing the Setup Wizard""; ""Adding the Melody""; ""Adding the Chord Symbols""; ""Adding the Lyrics""; ""Respacing the Systems to Make Room for Lyrics""; ""Typing the Lyrics into the Score""; ""Chapter 9 Piano Scores""; ""Starting a New Piano Score""
""Pyrotechnics and Finale: Exploding and Imploding""""Exploding""; ""Imploding""; ""Piano Reductions""; ""Layers""; ""Moving Layers""; ""Dealing with Extra Rests""; ""Chapter 7 The Composer�s Wild Kingdom""; ""Transposing""; ""Transposing Diatonically Within the Key Signature""; ""Changing the Instrument Transposition""; ""Changing the Key""; ""Right Notes, Wrong Key Signature""; ""What Key to Use: Finding the Range""; ""Doing the Math: Durations and Meters""; ""Changing the Time Signature""; ""Changing Durations and Meters""; ""Complex Meters and Beaming""; ""Time-Signature Metatools""
""Using Garritan Sounds""""Using Human Playback""; ""The Mixer""; ""“Conducting� Tempo Changes""; ""Chapter 5 Managing Your Instrumentalists""; ""Assembling the Ranks""; ""Creating Custom Ensembles""; ""Super Templates: Document Styles""; ""Templates""; ""Micromanaging""; ""Adding, Removing, and Reordering Staves""; ""Instrument Doubling""; ""Composing and Multiple-Part Staves""; ""Range Checking""; ""Page Turns""; ""Macromanaging""; ""A Brave New World""; ""The Ultimate Fake Book""; ""Multiple Movements""; ""Chapter 6 Arranging and Rearranging""
Summary "Finale offers all the notation tools required to craft virtually any composition. Unfortunately, the imaginative ways these tools are used sometimes becomes an elaborate composition in itself! Composing with Finale shows you the essentials you'll need in order to make the most of this program's incredible power. Studying Finale from a compositional perspective eases the learning curve overall, transforming Finale into an extension of your imagination. Instead of describing procedures most beneficial to copyists and engravers, this book isolates the methods crucial to working with a composition in progress- how to efficiently translate directly from your mind to the score. Far from a "point-and-click" guide, Composing with Finale will help you compose more music with one of the most advanced music-composition tools on the market"--Resource description page
Notes Print version record
Subject Finale (Computer file)
Musical notation -- Computer programs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1598635735