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Finale

To notate music is to look forward - to the performance, and beyond. Whether you're creating a simple lead sheet, making worksheets for your students, or composing your magnum opus, Finale helps you easily capture your musical ideas, produce beautiful notation, and quickly share the results. For 25 years, Finale's unique ability to create anything on the printed page has remained undisputed while other music notation software has come and gone. Finale 2014 is the forward-looking choice with new innovations, making Finale's trademark freedom and flexibility easy for everyone to use.

Focus on your art, not the details

When inspiration strikes, Finale takes care of the details so you can focus on your music. Capture ideas as fast as you can - with no obstacles to slow you down. In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything you can imagine. Finale even offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing your melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range.

The choice is yours. Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. Scan sheet music or import a wide variety of file types, such as MIDI and MusicXML™. You can even capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale's MicNotator®.

Own the future today with Finale.

Finale Features include

  • Getting Started - Getting started is easy. Whether you're setting up your score, picking a music font, or watching a QuickStart Video, Finale guides you to perfection.
  • Entering Notes - Enter notes your way - from MIDI to your mouse, from scanning to Finale's exclusive MicNotator®, no other software offers you more note entry options.
  • Adding Markings, Lyrics, and More - Finale automates and streamlines the process of entering lyrics, guitar tab, chords, and more.
  • Editing Tools - Finale makes it easy to perfect your score with handy editing tools like the Selection tool, Multiple page editing, ScoreManager®, and intuitive cut/copy/paste options.
  • Hearing Your Music - Finale includes world-class instrument libraries, support for external sound libraries, and several innovative tools to make sure your music sounds as good as it looks.
  • Sharing Your Music - In addition to printed pages and audio files, Finale helps you create electronic documents that anyone can edit, print, and save. No one offers more ways to collaborate and share your music.
  • Educator Tools - With exclusive features like SmartMusic® support, customizable music education worksheets, and the Exercise Wizard, Finale offers music educators more ways to save time.
  • Composing and Arranging Timesavers - Exclusive idea-generating features, essential tools like transposition and range checking, and timesavers like Linked Parts are all included.
  • Production and Sequencing Tools - Finale is able to open or save as a standard MIDI file to work in conjunction with the industry's most in-demand production and sequencing programs. Video support and Finale's built in mixer are just two of many tools inside of Finale that help you prepare your score for final production.
  • Finishing Touches - Improvements to Rests, Accidentals, SmartShapes and more.
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Compare Finale with Sibelius

Finale is the world standard for music notation software. Only Finale provides you with the flexibility and freedom to create any music you can imagine, from a simple lead sheet to projects that push the limits of notation. Whether you're capturing the inspiration of the moment, or efficiently producing commercial scores, Finale offer unique capabilities - not found in other notation software - to bring your music to life.

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