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Composing with Finale® by Mark Johnson

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Chapter 8. Lead Sheets

The remainder of this book is a collection of advice for particular types of projects in tutorial form. You can focus on the chapters that relate to your compositions’ format, but since there are many common elements, I encourage you to tackle them all. Most significantly, I will be offering a variety of methods regarding note entry, which is far too broad a category to discuss in its own section. Instead, each of these tutorials presents a unique situation and a different entry approach. Along the way, you will generate elements specific to the particulars: lead sheets, piano music, choral scores, guitar tab, and so on.

I’m not going to hold your hand quite as much as the Finale Installation and Tutorials manual does. This ...

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