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Computer Music Notation with Finale 2014

Instructor: Bill Purse

Dates: Saturday, July 19 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Lab hours available in the evening 6:00 - 8:30
Sunday July 20 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 218, Room 110

1 Graduate Credit/0 credit workshop
GSMW 505


Duquesne University's Summer Music Technology Workshop, "Computer Music Notation with Finale 2014," will provide each participant with a solid overview of Make Music's Finale 2014 computer notation software. This weekend will provide a direct path from Finale fundamentals to power user techniques in an exciting weekend of study with nationally renowned chair of Music Technology Professor Bill Purse. An emersion of hands on experience with Finale 2014 and music workstations at Duquesne University's Digital Music Technology Lab awaits you. Bring any music and arrangements you wish to use for a computer notation projects. Participants will work on their own computer notation workstation and develop notation projects to be shared with the class at a final presentation.

During this workshop you will learn how to:

• Create, edit, and print musical scores using the Finale 2014 music notation program
• Use direct MIDI input WYPIWYP (What You Play Is What You Print)
• Tweak your score with MIDI and how to use SMF files
• Professionally manipulate your score and gain more accurate musical data input
• Use advanced techniques such as exploding and imploding scores, and special creative options to develop original works or arrangements
• Creating special materials for the web, publications, Power Points and how to export high quality graphics

Computer Platforms and Software

While you will be working on the Macintosh platform at Duquesne, this workshop will apply to both Mac and PC platforms.


Check in for the workshop is 8:30 a.m. on July 19, 2014. Please pick up your textbook, Finale 2014 Primer by Bill Purse, Alfred Publications before proceeding to Room 218 for the workshop orientation.