As a jazz composer and copyist, I’ve learned some really cool trips and tricks for Finale. Now when friends and colleagues ask me a question, I’m putting it here! Hopefully, I’ll update this weekly!

Are you wasting time setting up documents in Finale?  Here’s how to not.  Here’s how to use Templates in Finale.

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Do you know how to add drum cues to your charts? Can you do it with one keystroke? Here’s how to make drum cues painless.

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Have you ever had to move a repeat ending up a little bit to avoid a clash with notation only to fiddle with endings for wayyy to long?  Well, here’s how to rapidly align your repeat endings!

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Ever have to fix a chart in Finale that was written in Sibelius?  Well, then you’ve experienced the headache that is MusicXML.  Here’s how to make Sibelius lead sheets look good in Finale. Continue reading

Sometimes, Finale does something weird and it creates a coda system or something that looks like a coda system and you don’t want it. It’s a pain to get rid of…until today!

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Don’t you hate when your music falls on the floor before you tape it and all you see is Title and a page number?  …been there, it’s awful.  Here’s how to never live that nightmare again!

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