The first of a series of interviews with Elaine Gould, senior new music editor at Faber Music and author of the music notation treatise Behind Bars. Conducted by Justin Tokke in partnership with the Music Engraving Tips community group.
Have you ever encountered a situation in Finale where you knew that you had a phantom tie going into a note where none was supposed to exist? Learn how to fix this by watching this 2-minute video tutorial.
If you’re looking for a few deals this holiday weekend, we’ve sorted through some of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers in our corner of the world.
Avid today released the Sibelius 8.7.2 maintenance update, improving a long-standing issue involving instrument changes, key signatures and multirests, among other fixes.
Finale 25.5, the fifth maintenance update to Finale 25, is now available. It adds support for macOS High Sierra, an alternative to the Clear key on Mac laptops, some MusicXML improvements, and more.
Here’s an ingenious way to tame the comma beast: Consistent placement of breath marks in Sibelius by creating them as lines instead of symbols. Intrigued? Here’s how to do it.
The sheet music reader Newzik has an ever-growing list of annotative features designed to make the app more useful in real-world use. Recently I asked Newzik’s product manager, Matan Daskal, about the opportunities, limitations, and the future of Newzik and MusicXML.