Creating your musical
legacy starts with Finale. Easily arrange or compose publisher-quality
music notation that plays back with world-class sounds. Share the
results as sheet music, audio files, or via the free Finale SongBook®
iPad app. From lead sheets and guitar tabs, to band charts and
orchestral scores, Finale is the forward-looking choice.
Composers and arrangers are inspired to greater creative heights by
spectacular Garritan sounds and Human Playback, enjoy idea-generating
features like auto-harmonization, and rely on essential tools like range
checking and transposition. Music educators save time with Finale. More
than 1,000 customizable music education worksheets, the Exercise
Wizard, and education-specific fonts help produce curriculum quickly,
and only Finale can create SmartMusic accompaniments. Engravers enjoy
the freedom to bring their imagination to the printed page. Copyists
create music quickly with features like Linked Parts.
Finale is perfect for composers, arrangers, educators, students, and anyone who wants to share their music with the world.
Finale has been the industry leader for 25 years. In addition to offering more notational flexibility and power, only Finale:
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.
Listen as you create your music.
Sound quality makes a difference. With Finale you get a selection of world-class instrument sounds from Garritan’s Personal Orchestra, Jazz & Big Band, Concert & Marching Band, and World Instruments libraries. Finale also includes sounds from Tapspace Virtual Drumline.
Whether you enter your notes with a MIDI keyboard or a mouse, Finale’s exclusive Human Playback ensures that your music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance.
Score high marks
Finale makes it easy to achieve printed perfection. Whether you’re creating a lead sheet for a folk song or pushing the boundaries of music notation, Finale lets you achieve anything you can imagine.
Personalize your music to fit your style. From music fonts to chord symbols, from time signatures to music spacing, from lyrics to percussion notation, how your music appears is up to you.
Simply choose a Document Style from Finale’s Setup Wizard, and Finale handles all the details. However, should you choose to customize ANY aspect of your music, Finale lets you do that too.
Your music is as unique as you are. Now it can look as unique as it sounds. Only Finale provides you with the flexibility to create anything you can imagine.
SmartMusic provides the ideal practice environment for students, including access to the world’s largest accompaniment library and instant feedback on each performance.
Instantly save your Finale creations as SmartMusic solo or ensemble accompaniments. Assign the piece to your students, assess their performance, and then celebrate their success.
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.
Whether you’re creating music for beginning students,
… or guiding advanced students through harmonic analysis,
… you have the customized tools and resources you need to teach and inspire your students. And, with Finale’s Exercise Wizard, you can create more than 50,000 exercises for your entire ensemble.
More ways to share your music
How you choose to communicate is up to you. When you’re ready to share your music with the world, Finale provides you with more options than any other notation software.
And of course, you can always print your music and pass it out. No matter how you want to share, Finale has you covered.
Using Simple or Speedy Note Entry, click notes onto the staff or use
MIDI to indicate pitch. Or enter notes with the numeric pad and keys ‘A’
‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’ ‘E’ ‘F’ and ‘G.’ But entering notes is just the start. You
Keystrokes are intuitive and a special key map for laptop users is
provided. Best of all, if you prefer certain key commands, change the
defaults in Finale to whatever you like.
HyperScribe - Enter notes in real-time as you play a MIDI keyboard.
This revolutionary technology allows you to enter notation into Finale simply by playing your brass or woodwind instrument.
Pick up your clarinet and start making music!
This example is an unedited flute solo line played in at 90 bpm.
Scanning - No other notation program offers scanning as accurate as Finale, with its included Smartscore Lite by Musitek. Finale’s Smartscore Lite Scanning includes:
Updated for Finale 2014!
Finale 2014 includes an updated version of SmartScore Lite, built with the new Prodigy Engine® from
SmartScore X2. You’ll enjoy improved recognition of musical symbols,
especially on poorly-printed scores (and even some hand-written style
lead sheets), as well as from scanners with less-than-optimum optics.
Finale’s Smartscore Lite X2 Scanning includes:
Take a look for yourself.
Here’s the original:
Scanned into Finale: Only 5 easy edits needed.
Another notation product using PhotoScore Lite™: 30 difficult edits needed.
Smartscore Lite X2 is designed to scan original engraved music – not
handwritten scores. These examples were scanned from original engraved
music using a Canon N670U scanner at 360 dpi. Both images were untouched
to enhance results. The PhotoScore example was transferred, without
edits, to a competitor’s product. The time to correct errors in the two
examples: Finale, 10 seconds to add missing rests and tie necessary
notes, hence the term ‘easy edits’ compared to the 2 minutes it took to
add Voice 2 notes, correct notes, change notes from Voice 1 to 2, etc.,
in the competitor’s product, thus the term ‘difficult’ or time-consuming
Finale is also compatible with full-fledged scanning products including Smartscore X2 - Professional, sold separately, these products offer expanded recognition.
*Scanning directly from Smartscore Lite within Finale is supported by nearly all Windows scanners and Epson scanners on Macintosh.
Full SmartScore versions include 1-button score conversion to Finale. Once installed, full versions automatically replace SmartScore Lite when "Scan" is invoked in Finale/PrintMusic. Refer to this chart to compare features...
The following lists the computer and hardware
requirements for using Finale 2014. You can use Finale music notation
software on most any modern personal computer that meets the
specifications listed below. The specifications provide the minimum