Nashville Chord Numbers plug-in

Nashville chord numbers provide a key-agnostic way of describing chord symbols using numbers to represent degrees of the scale, rather than traditional letter-based note names. According to Wikipedia, the Nashville numbering system was invented by Neal Matthews, Jr. in the 1950s for The Jordanaires, the singing group most famous for providing the backing vocals on […]

Sibelius workshops in Brazil a great success

A couple of weeks ago I posted about some forthcoming workshops being held at ProClass in Rio de Janeiro. The workshops took place last weekend, and instructor Cristiano Moura got in touch to let me know how the classes had gone. “I thought the level of questions and knowledge of the participants exceeded my expectations,” […]

Nashville Sibelius User Group meeting recap

My friend John Hinchey has posted a little recap of last night’s Sibelius User Group meeting in Nashville, TN on his blog. He’s posted a number of useful links that may be of general interest. If you know of any other Sibelius User Groups springing up around the world, let me know: I’d love to […]

Sibelius user group in Nashville meets this Monday

This coming Monday, July 12, sees the inaugural meeting of a new Sibelius User Group in Nashville, Tennessee in the US. My friend John Hinchey (check out his new blog) will be the guest speaker at this first meeting, which will take place between 7pm and 9pm at Roberts Creative Systems (location via Google Maps). […]

See Sibelius in person at ProClass School in Brazil

Educator, producer and guitar player Cristiano Moura will be making a little piece of Sibelius history next Saturday, 10 July when he runs the first in-person training sessions for Sibelius in Brazil, at ProClass School in Rio de Janeiro. If you are one of the hundreds of people who visit this blog from Brazil and […]

Sibelius sponsors search for music teacher of the year

For the past several years Avid, and before that Sibelius Software, have been privileged to sponsor Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year competition, which seeks to recognise six of the most inspirational music teachers in the UK’s schools. There are categories for primary, secondary, special needs, peripatetic and newly-qualified teachers. This year’s winners will […]

Sibelius and Auralia help Bensalem students learn music

Yesterday’s Bucks County Courier Times newspaper carried a story about Bensalem High School, which has recently installed a new lab full of iMac computers running Sibelius, Auralia and Garageband. Teacher Mike Zimmerman is running a music technology class for the school’s students. The article says: “Primarily, for music technology, we used GarageBand, Sibelius and some […]