Always wanted to learn computer notation software? Tired of not knowing how to make clear looking printed music for rehearsals and performance? Sharing his years of professional notation experience in Jazz, Pop and Classical music, David Zoffer starts this class with basic instruction in Finale notation software and gives students the ability to make professional charts based on the concept of developing empathy for the reader. In-class projects include: lead sheets (melodies and chords), two-line scores (enhanced lead sheets), rhythm section writing (drums, bass, guitar and keyboards), writing for vocals, changing keys, writing for horns, concert and transposed scores, part preparation, and through-composed (completely notated) scores. Also covered will be using Finale to make audio files as a tool for individual vocal or instrumental practice and composition. Finale software and MIDI keyboards are available for this course at the NEC Music Technology lab and NEC students can get a discounted price on buying a copy of Finale software if they so choose.
Prerequisite: This class also requires basic note reading skills (pitch identification on at least treble clef) and the ability to count rhythms in written music.
If you have any questions regarding this class please contact the NEC Continuing Education office at (617)585-1701.