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Composing with Finale, 1st Edition

  • Mark Johnson
  • ISBN-10: 1598635735  |  ISBN-13: 9781598635737
  • 328 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
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About

Overview

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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an employee at MakeMusic who has worked as a technical support representative, quality assurance technician, and technical writer for Finale and all of MakeMusic’s notation products. Building off his degree in music theory and composition from St. Olaf College, Mark has experience composing, arranging, and engraving with Finale. He has authored several Finale method guides including Finale Power! and Finale 2008: A Trailblazer Guide, and continues to use and write about Finale on a daily basis.”