Create your way with Finale
Easily arrange or compose publisher-quality music notation that plays back with world-class sounds, and share your creations with the world. Music educators will appreciate exclusive features including Music Education Worksheets, the Exercise Wizard, and the ability to create SmartMusic accompaniments.
From lead sheets and guitar tabs to band charts and orchestral scores, Finale empowers you to create anything you wish. What's more, Finale accommodates your workflow, so you can also create any way you wish.
Focus on your art, not the details
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 adding a drum groove to indicating when notes have been written out of an instrument’s range.
Enter notes your way
The choice is yours. Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. You can also import a wide variety of file types, including MIDI and MusicXML™.
Your music sounds better with Human Playback®
Whether you enter your notes with a MIDI keyboard or a mouse, Finale’s exclusive Human Playback ensures that your music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance.
Print it out
Finale makes it easy to achieve printed perfection. Whether you’re creating a lead sheet for a folk song or pushing the boundaries of music notation, Finale lets you achieve anything you can imagine.
Publish perfect scores
Personalize your music to fit your style. From music fonts to chord symbols, from time signatures to music spacing, from lyrics to percussion notation, how your music appears is up to you.
Simply choose a Document Style from Finale’s Setup Wizard, and Finale handles all the details. However, should you choose to customize ANY aspect of your music, Finale lets you do that too.
Your music is as unique as you are. Now it can look as unique as it sounds. Only Finale provides you with the flexibility to create anything you can imagine.
SmartMusic® integration, a Finale exclusive
Instantly save your Finale creations as SmartMusic solo or ensemble accompaniments. Assign the piece to your students, assess their performance, and then celebrate their success.
Finale provides hundreds of customizable music education worksheets. Quickly produce flashcards, puzzles, and exercises for classes in general music, theory and ear training, composition, arranging, and jazz improvisation.
Whether you’re creating music for beginning students,
… or guiding advanced students through harmonic analysis,
… you have the customized tools and resources you need to teach and inspire your students. And, with Finale’s Exercise Wizard, you can create more than 50,000 exercises for your entire ensemble.
Music is a universal language
How you choose to communicate is up to you. When you’re ready to share your music with the world, Finale provides you with more options than any other notation software.
Share your music as:
- Audio files (including .MP3, .WAV, and .AIFF)
- MusicXML™ and MIDI files
- PDF files – from entire pieces to small excerpts
- Finale files that can be shared with users of the entire Finale family of products: Finale PrintMusic, Finale SongWriter, and the free Finale NotePad
And of course, you can always print your music and pass it out. No matter how you want to share, Finale has you covered.