Learn the professional techniques of accomplished music engravers and writers with Finale, the industry standard in music notation software. With Berklee's extensive curriculum, learn to:
- Create notation, including great-looking lead sheets, orchestral scores, arrangements, and teaching/analytical materials
- Enter notes, lyrics, chord symbols, articulations and expressions, and create scores with multiple staves
- Master dozens of shortcuts to dramatically speed up your music entry, score layout, part copying, and more
- Perform advanced notation such as notation for guitar, keyboard, and percussion, as well as notation of your own invention
- Notate in accordance with quality standards and conventions of contemporary notation practice
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