Introduction

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 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.

~Thanks, Jason

              The Latest News              

9/22/22 -

Big news: The Conquering Finale YouTube channel has now crossed 2,000 subscribers AND 100,000-lifetime views!!  Wow!

In addition to that, thanks to a newly acquired 4K monitor, all of the videos will now be recorded in 4K and at the proper 16:9 aspect ratio starting with this new Subscriber Request video.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the supporters of the project!

8/31/22 -

An update on the next category: Many of you have voted since I posted the poll way back in March, and the results have been in for a while. However, I've been incredibly busy with other projects since then and just haven't had time to think about creating the next category. Until now! A couple of weeks ago I started working on the new category based on what you were all interested in, which, surprisingly, was Music Spacing! So, the next category will be called Music Spacing: The Finale Frontier!

 

I'm still in the planning phase of this category, and it's a rather dense and heady topic, so I need to take my time to get it right, but rest assured that I am slowly but surely making progress.  In the meantime, I'm gonna leave the poll active, so if you haven't voted yet, feel free to vote now.  Just know that a vote for Music Spacing is a wasted vote since that's already in the works.  I'll go ahead and use the next most popular topic for the category after Music Spacing.

3/9/22 -

Vote on the next Conquering Finale category!

  

I've been at this for almost two and a half years now, I've got 27 whole categories of videos, plus Hot Tips, Subscriber Requests, Plug-in videos, Version 27 update videos!  There's a lot - almost 260 videos so far.  I've covered a lot of major topics and most of the essential Tools in Finale.  So now I'm trying to decide what to cover next.  There are a few Tools left to cover plus some other topics like Guitar Tablature, the Shape Designer, Music Spacing, ummm... playback, etc.  So, I want to know what you all are interested in.  So, click the link above to take a quick survey.  Your responses will help me decide which topics to cover next.  Yes... I know, I know... I probably have to cover playback in Finale at some point, but I REALLY don't want to!  (He says, kicking and screaming like a toddler).  But if I must, I must.

 

Thanks for your continued support, and let me know what you want me to focus on next.


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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