Finale Training Updates


Finale v25.3 ADDENDUM for use with the FINALE 'CHOPS' 2014 book (14 pages) (Download)
This addendum lists the main differences between Finale Version 25 and the Finale ‘Chops’ 2014 book directions.
The updates are listed by chapter number along with the specific page(s).  


THE NEW SMARTMUSIC: Creating Your Own Content (3 pages) (Download)
Many users have created their own Classic SmartMusic content by exporting .SMP and .SMPX files directly from Finale. In the New Web-Based SmartMusic, the MusicXML (.xml) file format is used to create content. This handout tells you how to create New Smart Music content using Finale, as well as using MusicXML files from other sources.     

What’s New in Finale Version 25 released July 2016 (1 page) (Download)   
The Finale Version 25 new release has been updated to 64-bit to improve performance, increase processing speed and maintain compatibility with future operating systems. It also includes new added Garritan and SmartMusic SoftSynth sounds, a new Aria player, new QuickStart Videos, ReWire compatibility and more. Download to see entire list.


Finale 2014.5 UPDATE released November 2015 (1 page) (Download)
A free-of-charge update for all Finale 2014 owners. Finale 2014.5 incorporates a significant modernization of Finale code for full compatibility with Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 operating systems. It also includes bug fixes, updated plug-ins, revised User Manual and more. Download to see entire list.

2014 ADDENDUM for use with the FINALE 'CHOPS' 2012 book (12 pages)  (Download)                           
This addendum lists the main differences between Finale 2014 and the Finale ‘Chops’ 2012 book directions.  The updates are listed by chapter or tutorial number along with the specific page(s).


SUPPORT FILES: The downloadable Support Files for Finale 2012, 2014 and v25 are located on this website under the TUTORIALS BOOK tab.