Seeking Chinese-speaking Sibelius users

Avid is currently looking into producing a Chinese-language version of Sibelius, and is looking for Chinese-speaking musicians, preferably with good Sibelius knowledge and based in the UK within travelling distance of our London office, to help advise us on matters of terminology and the like. If you would be interested in helping us, please get […]

Going Behind Bars with author Elaine Gould

A major new book on the art and practice of music notation written by publisher Faber’s chief new music editor, Elaine Gould, is published today. Called Behind Bars: The definitive guide to music notation, it aims to be a practical reference book for composers, arrangers and copyists, to help ensure that what they write on […]

Sibelius sings with EWQL Symphonic Choirs

In this guest post by A. Eric Heukeshoven, find out how to make Sibelius 6 sing lyrics during playback using the latest version EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs. Eric is a member of the music faculty at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he teaches composition, arranging, ear training, low brass, organ, and jazz piano. […]

Sibelius training in San Rafael, CA this February

Bruce Munson of Munson Music Services is running two more of his regular Sibelius workshops at the Marin Youth Center in San Rafael, CA this coming February. On Saturday 12 February, you can attend a workshop for beginner to intermediate users, focusing on: Getting around the interface Bar and note selection Creating a score Note […]

Come and see Avid at The NAMM Show

Today, the biggest annual music industry show kicks off once more at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, just around the corner from Disneyland. The Winter NAMM Show is a trade-only event that runs every January, allowing people from around the musical instruments, music publishing, and music technology industries to meet each other and […]

Creating composite symbols in Sibelius

Sibelius includes many hundreds of different symbols for every purpose, but every now and again you may find yourself requiring a symbol that isn’t included. One way to create a new symbol is to combine two or more existing symbols into a new one, creating a composite symbol. In the above video tutorial, I explain […]

Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard on their new Sibelius book

Hal Leonard is about to publish a second edition of Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard’s book, Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Sibelius Music Notation Software, which has been thoroughly updated and revised. The first edition of the book covered Sibelius 4, and as you would expect the new edition now includes lots of information about […]

Save 50% in the Sibelius January Upgrade Sale

For one month only, Avid has reduced the price of single-user Sibelius 6 upgrades by 50%. If you’re currently using Sibelius 5 or any earlier version and you hold a single-user educational, professional or competitive crossgrade license, now’s the time to upgrade. Sibelius 6 features literally hundreds of improvements over previous versions, including revolutionary features […]