AST Journal / February 2015 /Guitar Forum: A Guitar Teacher’s Guide to Using the Fretboard Editor with Finale 2014

Guitar Forum: A Guitar Teacher’s Guide to Using the Fretboard Editor with Finale 2014 

by Bill Purse

With the introduction of Finale 2014 a new chord feature, the Fretboard Editor, was made available that greatly simplified creating custom guitar fretboards. Guitar educators can use this feature to design custom elements for your guitar classroom quizzes and instructional materials. I find this tool very important to my classroom and private guitar instruction

In this Issue

Figures 1 through 3 are examples of fretboards you will be able to create with the following techniques whether on Mac or by using Windows versions of Finale. To continue reading the article, please download the PDF.

Bill Purse handles a wide variety of musical styles from jazz to classical to rock to contemporary and pop. He used his original computerized digital backing tracks that create his own unique “One Man Orchestra” approach to live performance. He is a distinguished musician who has successfully conquered music from both the artist and technological perspective, and pioneers the meeting of the two in performance and the recording studio. www.billpurse.com.