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              

11/25/20 -

Staff Tool Strategies


Happy Thanksgiving! The Staff Tool Strategies tutorials are now finally complete and posted. Sit back and enjoy some Staff-ing with your Turkey this year! Learn everything you need to know about Staff Attributes, Staff Styles, Group Attributes, Staff and Group Names, Hiding Staves, and Staff Spacing. All of this is covered in 19 videos totaling a whopping 5.5 hours of instruction! It's a big feast, perfect for a long holiday weekend. Enjoy!

10/8/20 -

The Measure Number Matrix


Take a trip down the Rabbit Hole with me as I try my best to explain how to deal with Measure Numbers in Finale. There is a virtual matrix of options for where to show measure numbers both vertically (staff by staff) and horizontally (how often they get shown), how to create skipped numbers, "a" and "b" bar numbers as well as how and why they behave certain ways in linked parts versus the score. It's all quite complex (and flexible!) so a little (or a lot) of knowledge will go a long way on the topic of Measure Numbers in Finale. I'll also cover a couple of important Measure Number Plug-ins and in the last video show you how to do a few commons Measure Number setups.

10/22/20 -

New Subscriber Request Video - Arrows for Measure Number Skips


3/16/20 -

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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