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MusicWorks Interactive Releases 2nd Finale DVD Tutorial

MusicWorks Interactive, publisher of educational books and DVDs for the music profession, has released The Finale 2010 Tutorial DVD-ROM, a video tutorial for


2010 notation software. The title follows up on the company’s hugely successful tutorial for Finale 2008 and 2009. This ambitious DVD includes 9 hours of video instruction and was produced to help develop and refine Finale skills in teachers, students, composers, orchestrators and other musicians who use Finale software.


The presentation is by composer and Finale expert Paul Gilreath, who has hundreds of film, television and game composition credits and is the author of The Guide to MIDI Orchestration. Gilreath’s trademark easy to follow style makes learning the material a simple process. Users who are new to Finale will welcome his step by step approach, while more experienced users as well as those wanting to upgrade to Finale 2010 will appreciate the advanced topics.

“Finale is arguably the most popular notation software in the world, used by colleges, publishers, professional composers, orchestrators, copyists and even hobbyists� says Gilreath. “However, it’s a powerful program that can be difficult for users to understand, let alone master. Our goal was to help people understand the overall scope of Finale and all of the various ways to approach notation entry and then present a start to finish guide for successful use.�

The Mac and PC compatible DVD-ROM tutorial features presentations that run in a custom flash player so no file installation is necessary other than Flash. The videos were captured in a large 960×600 format, without having to be resized for production, so they are crystal clear. They show live-action screen captures as well as superimposed live video that demonstrates the accompanying computer and MIDI keyboard keystrokes.

“We were overwhelmed by the success of the first Finale tutorial we produced. There is obvious a huge need for enhanced education within the Finale community�, says Bill Myerson, VP of Marketing for MusicWorks Interactive. “Paul’s ability to take a complex subject and make it perfectly understandable makes him the perfect person to present this material. He takes the user through virtually every facet of Finale and provides skills that you can implement immediately.�

Building on their continued success as a provider of educational tools for the music professional, MusicWorks Interactive’s tutorial provides a powerful learning tool for Finale users.

Ordering information, a full list of subjects and video examples are available at Retail price is $49.95.