Composing with Finale from Course Technology written by Mark A. Johnson shows you the essentials you'll need in order to make the most of this program's incredible power. Finale offers all the notation tools required to craft virtually any composition. Studying Finale from a compositional perspective eases the learning curve overall, transforming Finale into an extension of your imagination. Instead of describing procedures most beneficial to copyists and engravers, this book isolates the methods crucial to working with a composition in progress-- how to efficiently translate directly from your mind to the score. Far from a "point-and-click" guide, Composing with Finale will help you compose more music with one of the most advanced music-composition tools on the market.
About the Author: Mark A. Johnson is an employee at MakeMusic who has worked as a technical support representative, quality assurance technician, and technical writer for Finale and all of MakeMusic's notation products. Building off his degree in music theory and composition from St. Olaf College, Mark has experience composing, arranging, and engraving with Finale. He has authored several Finale method guides including Finale Power! and Finale 2008: A Trailblazer Guide, and continues to use and write about Finale on a daily basis.