Finale has released information about their new release, Finale 2007. Finale will allow you to create separate parts from divisi staves. Finale now allows you to compose to movie pictures and video including SMPTE time-code editing and “fit to score options”. Personally, I think this will be a defining feature of the upcoming Finale Release.
In addition, the human playback functionality has been updated, including customizable instrumental playing techniques… If you haven’t tried this in the previous versions, it’s pretty amazing. I am looking forward to trying out the new playback features.
One of the big upcoming features in NATIVE Mac support. This will be of great significance to Macintosh users. Hopefully, it will add stability and speed!
You can check out their flash previews at http://www.codamusic.com/finale/preview.aspx
I have been a fan of the Finale Notpad for years. If you have a music class that doesn’t have a great budget or doesn’t have any music stations, [tag]Finale Notepad[/tag] can still be used and provide great support for your classes. If you have access to a basic computer or computer-lab you can get started. Download Finale Notepad from here it’s free: http://www.codamusic.com/notepad/
I recommend Notepad to just about everybody.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.