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write any music you can imagine

Capture musical inspiration. Engrave a beautiful score. Share your artistic vision with others. Just as every musician is unique, so are the reasons each uses Finale software to write music.

Finale supports you, making it easy to create whatever music notation you can imagine and to work in the manner that best supports your creativity.

No matter where your inspiration leads you, from a simple lead sheet to preparing your Hollywood film score, Finale is the trusted route to the very best output available.

create your way

Finale offers you the freedom both of what you create and how you create it. Whether you’re imagining a simple lead sheet, a Broadway score, or something truly unorthodox, you enjoy the flexibility to make your music any way you wish, and to make it in the order and manner that best supports your inspiration.

editing

Entering your music in Finale sets you free. In an instant you can move measures, change keys, and transform your music in countless ways. Finale even offers editorial input, like indicating when notes have been written out of an instrument’s range.

listening

Great sounds inspire you – and your audience. Finale’s exclusive Human Playback can make any music playback with the nuance of a human performer. Plus Finale includes a vast library of world-class Garritan instrument sounds for stunning realism. Hear them below.

sharing

Music is meant to be shared. As you create you can share files, back and forth, with Finale users – and others – thanks to built-in MusicXML support. When you’re ready to share the results, you can make printed sheet music, audio files, pdfs, and more; whatever it takes to produce the best performance.

an orchestra at your fingertips

Justin Hurwitz
"...there’s a lot to love about Finale in terms of how powerful and flexible it is from a notational standpoint, but for me, the playback quality is particularly important."

Justin Hurwitz // Composer behind the hit modern musical La La Land

system requirements

Windows system requirements

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Mac system requirements

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