Finale: Advanced Lead Sheets

The CTC presents Finale: Advanced Lead Sheets virtual workshop
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This class builds on our Finale: Lead Sheets session, going beyond basic tools and looking at more sophisticated markings necessary to produce professional quality charts. Previous experience with Finale, or prior completion of Finale: Lead Sheets is beneficial. In this session, we will explore:

  • Song form markings
    • 1st & 2nd endings
    • D.S., D.C., Codas
  • Rhythm section markings
    • Slashes
    • Stop time
    • Kicks over time
  • Adding and removing staves
    • Grand staff to single treble staff
  • Expression tool vs. articulation tool
  • Advanced chord symbols
    • Multiple tensions
    • Slash chords
    • Poly chords
  • Lyrics
    • Techniques for input
    • Lyric tool vs. Text tool (which to use when)
  • Page layout and "printing" PDF