Finale Worksheets and Repertoire

We recently surveyed Finale users who’ve identified themselves as music educators, asking questions about the Worksheets and Repertoire included with Finale 2012.

If you’re not familiar with Worksheets and Repertoire, it’s a collection of customizable music education worksheets, including individual and classroom flash cards, jazz improvisation worksheets, ear-training worksheets, and pieces of repertoire.

Among our goals for the survey was to gather feedback on the worksheets provided with Finale 2012 and to learn what additions or improvements would be useful to music educators in the future.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated; you provided many great comments, insights, and suggestions which will help shape future development. I plan to blog again about the survey results when we can share more about the new worksheets and repertoire the survey inspired.

In the meantime, we did hear from some Finale users who were either unaware that Worksheets and Repertoire existed or who had difficulty finding them. While we’ll work to make these resources more discoverable and accessible in the future, I wanted to share a few related tips that can help today.

If you are interested in looking at one or two files, the easiest way to access Finale’s Worksheets and Repertoire is through Finale’s “File” menu. Simply scroll down and select “Open Worksheets and Repertoire.”

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From here you will be able to browse through the various folders and select a file to open.

While this method works well if you are looking for a file or two, it can be tedious if you want to open several files. In that case, a better solution is to navigate directly to the Worksheet and Repertoire folder. Here’s where you can find it:

Macintosh: Macintosh HD >Library > Application Support > MakeMusic > Finale 2012 > Music Files > Worksheets and Repertoire

Windows: Computer > OSDisk (C:) > Program Files > Finale 2012 > Music Files > Worksheets and Repertoire

If you plan to visit often, you might also create a shortcut on your desktop. This way you can easily access any number of files anytime you want.

If you didn’t receive the survey and would like to participate, feel free to complete it here, or simply share your feedback by clicking on “Comments” below.

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