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
The McClennan Files - WW and Brass Fingerings
Michael McClennan has created an incredible set of woodwind and brass fingering diagrams for Finale. These articulation libraries are a must-have for any elementary or middle school instrumental teacher who wants to incorporated instrument fingerings into their student’s exercises.
I’ll show you where to get these files, how to load them as Finale Libraries, and how to use them as well. You can even create custom fingerings if you’re adventurous enough to take a dive into the Shape Designer!
The Text Tool is where we will add and edit all of the titles and other information to our scores. This series will cover everything from the basics to Text Inserts to Text Frames and Borders, to all the different ways that Texts can be stylized, attached to, and positioned on the Page. The last video also covers the process of searching and replacing words or even whole fonts.
New Spotlight on Plug-ins - Ledger Lines (Hide)/(Show)
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!