Finale 25 from MakeMusic covers virtually every notation requirement, whether it's printed music or electronic files, creating a simple lead sheet or student worksheet, orchestrating for Hollywood, or preparing a Broadway score. In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print notation, with the software even offering creative and editorial input, from automatically adding a drum groove, to indicating when notes have been written outside an instrument's range.
Note input can be achieved with a variety of methods - play in notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard, or import a wide variety of file types, including MIDI and MusicXML. Music fonts to chord symbols, from time signatures to music spacing, from lyrics to percussion notation, how the music appears can be personalized to fit any style. And regardless of whether notes are entered with a MIDI keyboard or a mouse, Finale's Human Playback ensures the music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance.
To begin, simply choose a Document Style from the Setup Wizard, and the software handles all the details. However, customization is available for any aspect of the music. For educators, Finale provides hundreds of customizable music education worksheets. Quickly produce flashcards, puzzles, and exercises for classes in general music, theory and ear training, composition, arranging, and jazz improvisation. And when it's time to share the music, the program provides multiple options.