MusicWorks Interactive (,
publisher of “The Guide to MIDI Orchestration” has released “The
Finale 2008-2009 Tutorial DVD-Level 1,” an US$49.95 video tutorial
for Finale 2008 and 2009 notation software. The title is the first
release in its new Educational DVD Series developed for music

The DVD includes more than eight hours of video and was produced to
help develop and refine Finale skills in teachers, students,
composers, orchestrators and other musicians who use Finale software.
The presentation is by composer and Finale expert Paul Gilreath, who
has hundreds of film, television and game composition credits and is
the author of “The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 3rd edition.”

The Mac and PC compatible DVD tutorial features presentations that
run in a custom flash player so no file installation is necessary
other than Flash. The videos were captured in a 960 x 600 format,
without having to be resized for production. They show live-action
screen captures as well as superimposed live video that demonstrates
the accompanying computer and MIDI keyboard keystrokes.