Finale NotePad ®

Finale NotePad ®

“If it sounds good, it IS good.”
– Duke Ellington

Hear your notes as you come in them, then press Play to hear how they work together. NotePad’s instant feedback empowers you to quickly form 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 good sound.

Human Playback ®

Your music is worth 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.

High-quality software instrument sounds included

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.

Love Finale NotePad – for free – today!

Notes are just the beginning


Adding dynamics and tempo markings is quick and effortless. Not only do they look superb, they also influence NotePad playback. Switch your mind? It’s plain to switch markings or haul them anyplace you wish.


Inject a lyric verse and NotePad automatically spaces the lyrics under notes with publisher-quality precision. Lyrics instantly show up exactly as they’ll print.

Percussion Notation

Notes on percussion staves look – and play back – exactly the way you want them to.

  • Effortless to come in – Simply haul the cursor over the staff and on-screen feedback indicates whether you’re about to come in a snare, bass drum, or other percussion instrument – and displays the suitable notehead
  • Automatic playback configuration – your snare will play back with a snare sound, and so forward – without any manual intervention

Guitar and Bass Tablature

NotePad simplifies the creation of Guitar and Electrified Bass tablature. Simply choose a TAB staff from the Setup Wizard to begin. You can inject and edit tablature directly in any TAB staff, or generate TAB automatically by dragging notes from a standard notation staff.

Share your music – any way you wish

With Finale NotePad you can:

  • Print professional-quality sheet music.
  • Exchange your NotePad creations to collaborate with fellow NotePad and Finale users.
  • Encourage your students to use NotePad to accomplish your assignments and compose on their own.
  • Share MIDI or MusicXML files. Unlike MIDI files, MusicXML permits you to transfer the sounds and graphical elements in your file to hundreds of other music programs including older versions of Finale and NotePad.
  • Let NotePad help you share your music with the world.
  • I indeed like Finale NotePad because it is the very first implement that I had to put notes to paper, and print it out in a format that was effortless to read and play. I have already recommended Finale NotePad to several other people.”

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