I have found Finale NotePad to be a great aid for writing out melodies and chords quickly to print for other musicians in my bands. I play with groups that mostly just need the melody and a few chords, and this is definitely the tool.”
Need to put notes on the printed page? Finale NotePad lets you do just that – and much more – for FREE!
Create orchestrations of up to 8 staves, and enter notes by clicking them into the staff or importing MIDI or MusicXML files. Once your music is in NotePad, you can hear it play back, see it on the printed page, and share it with other NotePad and users of other Finale family music notation software.
What instruments are you writing for?
Whether you’re notating guitar tablature, composing a piano solo, or arranging for a jazz combo, NotePad’s Setup Wizard sets up your score automatically.
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NotePad handles instrument transposition, clefs, key signatures, and more, freeing you to explore the creative process.
Capture your ideas quickly with NotePad. Select notes on your computer keyboard by typing note names, or enter notes in step-time using a MIDI keyboard – or any other MIDI device.
Ever jot a musical idea down only to find out it’s unintelligible the next day? Not with NotePad: Your music is always clear and legible, just like published scores.
If some of your inspiration comes from working with collaborators, NotePad can help here too, even if your partners use different software. NotePad can open files made by the entire family of Finale software as well as import MIDI and MusicXML files created by hundreds of other products.
Don’t let that great melody get away. Save it today with Finale NotePad.
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Hear your notes as you enter them, then press Play to hear how they work together. NotePad’s instant feedback empowers you to quickly shape the music of your imagination.
But NotePad is more than just notes. It’s also about interpretation and sound quality. With Human Playback and built-in sounds, your notes not only make sound – they make great sound.
Your music deserves to be heard with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance you felt when you wrote it. NotePad’s Human Playback feature plays your music with the nuance and expression of human performers.
NotePad includes more than 128 built-in software instrument sounds. Combine these professional sounds with NotePad’s Human Playback and the results are truly astounding.
Adding dynamics and tempo markings is quick and easy. Not only do they look great, they also influence NotePad playback. Change your mind? It’s simple to switch markings or drag them anyplace you wish.
Enter a lyric verse and NotePad automatically spaces the lyrics under notes with publisher-quality precision. Lyrics instantly appear exactly as they’ll print.
Notes on percussion staves look – and play back – exactly the way you want them to.
NotePad simplifies the creation of Guitar and Electric Bass tablature. Simply choose a TAB staff from the Setup Wizard to begin. You can enter and edit tablature directly in any TAB staff, or generate TAB automatically by dragging notes from a standard notation staff.
With Finale NotePad you can: