Darcy James Argue on Chord Symbol Spelling

Darcy James Argue on Chord Symbol Spelling

Composer Darcy James Argue is the bandleader of the highly acclaimed Secret Society, and a longtime Finale user and beta tester. Recently Darcy shared a chord symbol spelling handout – created for his theory students at The New School – on the Music Engraving Tips Facebook page.

Chord Positioning and Alignment

Finale’s Selection Tool makes it easy to click and drag any chord  into the right place. Sometimes, however, you need to move a lot of chords the same amount, or align all of your chords to appear uniform.

Making Finale Strum

While Finale’s ability to create anything on the printed page is well-known, I frequently surprise folks with the flexibility of Finale’s playback.

Last month I ran into my friend Kevin Mead at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) convention.