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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~Thanks, Jason

              The Latest News              

2/22/21 -

Pulverizing Percussion


Learn how to deal with Percussion in Finale. I'll give you a quick introductory video where I'll talk about some basic concepts of how percussion is organized in Finale and then we'll dive into the Score Manager to look at Percussion Layouts and Percussion MIDI Maps. Later on, we'll look at Percussion in Simple entry, Speedy Entry, and HyperScribe. And there are two videos at the end of the series dealing with Copy/Paste and Transposition. 10 videos in total that you won't want to miss if you need to do any customization to percussion in Finale!

1/25/21 -

Perfecting Page Layout


At long last, the Page Layout lessons have finally arrived! Learn how to use the Page Layout Tool in this new series that covers everything from Page Size and Orientation to Staff Size and Spacing to Page Breaks and Blank Pages. There are only 8 videos in this series, but on average they're a little longer than usual. So, make sure you're comfortable and join me as I teach you how to

Perfect Page Layout!


New Spotlight on Plug-ins - Align/Move Dynamics...


I'm now offering one-on-one online Finale lessons!

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!

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