Click here to see an illustration of the nine commonly used staff sizes which are universally accepted and the corresponding percentages in Finale.
Each size is used for a different type of score:
|Staff Number||Name of Staff||Type of Music Used For|
|1||Giant||Instruction booklets, Elementary Band and Orchestra Scores|
|2||English||Instruction booklets, Elementary Band and Orchestra Scores|
|3||Regular/Common/Ordinary||Sheet music, Concertos, Classics|
|4||Peter||Folios, Organ Scores|
|5||Large Middle||Bands, Sheet Music|
|6||Small Middle||Chorals. Condensed Sheet Music|
|7||Cadenza||Pocket editons, Cue lines in piano scores|
Staff Sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6 are the most commonly used. Sizes 1 and 2 are rarely used, and Size 8 is even less common.