Hello and welcome to Conquering Finale! My name is Jason Loffredo and I will be your host and tutor as you learn ALL there is to know about Finale.

I have over 25 years worth of experience with Finale and as a copyist have worked on everything from Hollywood movies to Broadway shows to published classical music and everything in between, mostly with Finale. This entire series of tutorial videos will be a constant and likely long work in progress, so please be patient as I continue to add categories and videos. I hope you enjoy the videos and more importantly I hope that this tutorial series will get you all on you way to Conquering Finale!

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              The Latest News              

1/27/20 -


 Hot Tips!  

Check out the new Hot Tips! series. These one to two minute videos will be quick tips that most Finale users, regardless of level, should find useful.  These tips will focus on efficient and/or creative ways to handle a variety of tasks in Finale.  Look for these tips every one or two weeks between releases of full categories.

And, yeah... I had a little fun with my video editor for this!

1/13/20 -


The Smart Shapes tutorials are finally posted! This is a hefty category weighing in at 13 videos, but the Smart Shapes tool encompasses a lot of sub tools for things like slurs, hairpins, trills, octave lines and many more. They all behave similarly but sometimes slightly differently so check out the new videos and learn how to outsmart Finale when it comes to "Smart" Shapes.

Don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube page and I'm now on Twitter so follow me at @JConquersFinale

1. Introduction
1-1 Conquering Finale Introduction

Please watch this quick introductory video where I discuss my basic philosophies of understanding the program. In addition I will show you some tips for navigating around the program. Feel free to leave comments and email me with questions or requests for other videos.  JasonConquersFinale@gmail.com

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A video tutorial series teaching a comprehensive understanding of Finale Music Notation Software