Focus on your art. Leave the rest to 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.
Your music. Your way.
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.
Enter notes. Your way.
The choice is yours. Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. Scan existing sheet music or import a wide variety of file types, including MIDI and MusicXML. You can even capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale’s MicNotator®.
No more barriers between inspiration and applause.
Notation Software for the music classroom. Write music and create theory assignments for your students.
I have used Finale for several years, and each version keeps getting better. I used it for elementary music to create lessons and exercises. Our high school directors have also allowed students to use the program to practice music theory and composition. The ability to extract parts is my favorite feature, and it makes it extremely easy to print music for the entire ensemble. However, I wish that MIDI input allowed for instant transposition for different instruments.