Building Successful Finale 'Chops' Tutorial Books

Third Edition
for Finale v25 and 2014:
$29.95

(Download Addendum for use with v25)

Companion e-Learning Courses

Second Edition
for Finale 2012

$29.95


• Building Successful Finale 'Chops' tutorial books were designed to be practical, everyday guides to help students, musicians, music educators, composers and arrangers learn how to use Finale music notation software to create their own musical compositions, arrangements and teaching materials.

• These texts contain 21 practical, project-based tutorials with step-by-step directions from beginning to completion. Written in easy-to-understand language, these tutorials are tried and true examples that have been successfully used as the curriculum for author Mavis Kallestad's Level 1 and 2 Finale workshops.

• The tutorials include projects for setting up various instrumental and vocal scores, worksheets, flash cards and other classroom music tools, percussion notation, lead sheets, creating SmartMusic files and more. Learn how to use Finale's new streamlined features to increase your productivity.... everything from the basics, to new features and more advanced notation topics.

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Works well as a textbook for a Finale class, music technology class or workshop.

Works well as an individual study text for Finale beginners as well as intermediate users who want to get up-to-date on Finale's new time-saving features and shortcuts.

• DOWNLOAD A FREE SAMPLE TUTORIAL:

BEGINNING NOTATION TUTORIAL(Grand Staff tutorial,8 pages)
Covers the basic Finale tools used to set up a grand staff score, enter notes and rests (Simple Entry), enter an accent, staccato, 2-note slur, crescendo, fermata, dynamic marking, repeat sign, move measures and basic page layout.

Free SAMPLE TUTORIAL for Finale v25, 2014 or Finale 2012

 

TUTORIAL SUPPORT FILES:
Download these support files to complete selected tutorial projects in this book:

View SUPPORT Files for Finale Version 25 (for use with 2014 book here.)
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View SUPPORT Files for the Finale 2014 and 2012 book here.

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• IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AND ARE USING THE FINALE ‘CHOPS’ 2014 BOOK (Third Edition):
Download this PDF that lists the differences between Finale Version 25 and the Finale 2014 book directions.
finaleFinale Version 25 Addendum