Finale Music Software


Finale music software

finale music softwareFinale is music notation software. The latest version is Finale 2011. It sells for about $449 online. MakeMusic Finale provides easy access to everything you need to compose, arrange, play and print music. It doesn’t matter whether you’re creating orchestra film scores or mp3 files, Finale 2011 can bring your music alive. No matter what music you want to create, you can do it with Finale.

This software is very popular amongst musicians worldwide. More than 2.5 million musicians, composers, engravers, arrangers and educators use Finale. It is suited to both aspiring and professional musicians.

I like the fact that Finale comes with so many note entry options. You can play a MIDI keyboard, use a mouse or computer keyboard, scan music, capture a brass or woodwind performance, or import a variety of files.

Wanna save time? This software is perfect for you, thanks to features like Linked Parts, Drum Groove, Multiple Page Editing, Save Audio Files, ScoreMerger and Video Support.

You can find a free Finale music sofware download here. You can download Finale to your computer for free as a “try before you buy”. This Finale 2011 demo works with both Macintosh OS X and Windows platforms. However since you’re not paying for the software, it has it’s limitations.

Some limitations of this Finale music software include:

  • You can’t save files.
  • You can only print the first page and it appears with a demo watermark.
  • Instead of Garritan Instrument Sounds, Finale Demo includes a sample mp3 file.
  • It does not include the new AlphaNotes Font or the Finale Mallets and Finale Percussion fonts.
  • It only has a small sample of the Music Education Worksheets.

finale songwriter softwareIt’s a good idea to download this demo to see whether or not Finale is right for you.

Finale 2011 software includes more than 375 instrument sounds from the renowned makers Garritan Personal Orchestra, 100+ sounds from Tapspace Virtual Drumline, and support for external sound libraries.

It includes Exclusive SmartMusic support, over 800 customizable Music Education Worksheets, and the ability to share files with students via Finale NotePad(R) or the free downloadable Finale Reader(TM).

Are you a songwriter? You have the option of buying Finale Songwriter. It sells for about $39.95 at leading online musical instrument retailers. With this software, you can hear your music play back, print sheet music, share songs with the free downloadable Finale Reader and save MP3 files for your iPod. Finale SongWriter is perfect for songwriters, band and choir directors, church musicians, students and other musicians.

Then there’s Finale PrintMusic 2011 Notation Software. It sells for about 100 bucks online. With this software, you can arrange full ensembles and extract individual parts, play your music with professional sounds and nuance, and share your music with iPod-ready MP3 files. Finale PrintMusic 2011 is perfect for arrangers, composers, teachers, band and choir directors, church musicians, students, and other musicians.

finale print music softwareThen there’s Finale Notepad which is an introduction to the world of music notation software. There’s also Finale Allegro. Finale Allegro 2007 gives performing musicians, composers and arrangers MIDI and notation tools to create scores. Here’s the Finale website.

Go here to learn more about Finale or to make a purchase.

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