I have a keyboard. I can play back a song that I have scored out and it plays through the keyboard. But I want to play the keyboard with a song that I want to see it score on the staff in the computer. I do not understand why when I play and hit record on the Finale program that I do not see the notes I am playing showing up on the staff. I did it before but I am setting it up again this time and not it will not do it. Help.

  • The version of Finale you are using and a step-by-step description of what you are doing, if possible with screenshot, might help. Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 18:14
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    The Finale company has a user support forum. You should post your questions there. There are many experts there that could help you. forum.makemusic.com
    – user1044
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 18:42
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    Have you read the Finale owners' manual? It contains a section on how to set it up for transcribing what you play.
    – user1044
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 23:51
  • Agreed with Wheat here, this question would be much better on the Finale forum. Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 20:17

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The makemusic forums are great but you may need to have some familiarity to start with before they make a lot of sense. I would recommend the Finale: a Trailblazer Guide series by Mark Johnson. Thorough and step-by-step.

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