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
Courses In Which Finale Can Be Used
In this music composition course, you'll learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete recipe book for writing for film and TV.
Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section.
In this music arrangement course, you'll develop your writing and arranging skills for smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn techniques that can be applied to both live instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
Gain the tools and knowledge you need to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned professional. Learn to play great jazz bass lines, recognize common chord progressions in jazz standards, and study the work of jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian McBride.
Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.
Use harmony creatively in your playing and writing. Learn to hear and modify chord progressions, improvise effectively from chord to chord, and deepen your understanding of music's inner workings.
Put your harmonic theory into practice. Learn techniques that will improve your performance, arranging, and compositional skills by refining your ability to really hear and recognize what is going on within the chord progressions.
In this music composition course, you'll learn effective techniques that will help you compose jazz tunes that have a balance of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic appeal.
Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world. Learn different types and styles of compositions from the perspective of the improviser, and take an in-depth look at how mental, harmonic, and melodic processes contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.