3. Managing the Score Manager

3-1 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 1 (Basic)

Setup Wizard and File Info

This video takes you through the Launch Window and the Setup Wizard. In addition there’s a basic overview of the File Info part of the Score Manager where you can manipulate titles and other text information in your score.

Finale V26.1

3-2 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 2 (Basic)

The basics of the Instrument List in the Score Manager. Learn how to add, delete and change instruments and their names as well as rearrange the score order in a variety of ways plus a few other helpful tips.

Finale V26.1

3-3 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 3 (Intermediate)

A look at staff attributes in the Instrument List.

Covered in this video - Color Noteheads, Custom Transpositions, Staff Lines and First Clefs.

Of note, I will look at the particular problem that arises when an instrument transposes into the key of F# when you want it to be in Gb.

Finale V26.1

Hot Tip: Transpose to F# or Gb

For transposing instruments you will occasionally run into the problem where the part ends up in F# where Gb might make more sense.  This video will walk you through the steps in order to force Finale to make that instrument transpose into Gb instead!

Special thanks to my cousin Zach Heyde, www.zachheyde.com for the new, original underscoring for the Hot Tips!  videos!

Finale v26.2

3-4 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 4 (Advanced)

Mute, solo, pan and mix as well as change sounds and even whole VSTs right from the Instrument List. There are also a few creative ideas for manipulating the sounds in different layers in a staff.

Finale V26.1

3-5 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 5 (Intermediate)
Change Instruments

Changing instruments in Finale is actually quite simple! This video will show you everything from start to finish about Finale’s Instrument Change function.  There are just a couple of ways to actually make an instrument change, several things to understand about what’s happening under the hood (in the Score Manager and in the Aria player). There are also a couple of problems that occur in specific circumstance (automatic double barlines at instrument transposition changes and key cancellations for un-pitched percussion) and a few other limitations with the Instrument Change function to know about. All of this is covered in this one video.

Finale V26.2

3-6 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 6 (Advanced)
Percussion

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3-7 Managing the Score Manager Lesson 7 (Advanced)
Guitar TAB

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