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!
The videos are always free for anyone to watch but please consider making a donation of anything you can to help offset some of the costs associated with producing these tutorials.
The Latest News
2/27/24 - New Category!
After a long hiatus of regular category releases, I'm easing my way back into it with a very short category. This one is all about the Graphics Tool. There really isn't all that much to it, just embedding graphics and exporting graphics, and... not much in between. But as with everything in Finale, there are a few tricks to be learned in this tool. So I hope you enjoy this brief 3-video category describing everything you can do, (and sometimes pointing out things that you can't do) with the Graphics Tool.
Jacob Winkler has finally designed the solution to page formatting that Finale users have been craving since the inception of Finale! The Page Format Wizard is a single window that can set Page Sizes, Page Margins, System Margins, Staff Sizes (with the standard “Rastral Size” options), and even the Staff Spacing for the Score and/or the Default Parts and/or any Special Parts that you want to define. The interface is user friendly and logical, the features are thorough and robust and it’s simply a better way to deal with formatting in Finale. Period! This RGP LUA script is a MUST HAVE for all Finale users!
If you're interested in booking a one-on-one Finale lesson with me through Zoom, go to the Book a Lesson page for more details!