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
Make Music has officially released Finale version 27.0 today! There are several small steps forward with playback, XML, and Sharing with SmartMusic, but there is one giant leap forward in the brand new support for SMuFL fonts.
Head on over to Scoring Notes to see the full review that I wrote with Philip Rothman.
Or check out the first three videos in the Finale 27: The SMuFL Shuffle category which will cover all the changes that version 27 brings to Finale. The SMuFL Shuffle category will be updated frequently in the next few weeks as I create addendums to some of the main categories on the Conquering Finale site. Be sure that you're subscribed to the Mailing List or the YouTube channel so that you'll know when there are more videos.
Keep an eye out on the Finale 27: The SMuFL Shuffle page for the rest of the videos related to the version 27 update.
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!