MakeMusic today announced the release of Finale 2006, a major update to the company’s music notation software. This version features: “dramatically” improved music playback, new tools for teaching and learning music composition, and new professional controls. “Finale 2006 represents a revolution in the way students will learn composition and arranging,” stated John Paulson, MakeMusic President. “Its intuitive new controls, notation-based interface, and Garritan sounds provide an ideal platform for the creation, evaluation, and perfection of songs, arrangements, and compositions.”