July 1, 2019

MakeMusic, Inc. has announced the release of Finale version 26.1, a free-of-charge update for all owners of Finale version 26. This update fine-tunes articulation placement features added in v26, improves Finale’s User Manual, and offers general enhancements and bug fixes. It also debuts a new feature that converts classic SmartMusic SMP and SMPX files into a format that can be used with new SmartMusic.

The Finale User Manual lists of all the features and fixes that have been added in Finale v26.1 in the “What’s New” sections for Mac and Windows.

Finale 26.1 is now available for download at Finale is exclusively distributed through Alfred Music in North America, India, Australia and New Zealand and is available through music resellers worldwide.

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About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed. For more than 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic’s SmartMusic® interactive music learning software transforms the way students practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage SmartMusic to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. MakeMusic is also the creator of Garritan® sound libraries, providing state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share music notation with a wide variety of software programs. Additional information can be found at

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