We prepare all of the orchestral music for Carnegie Hall’s Link Up educational program, for students in grades 3 through 5. It’s deeply satisfying taking a masterwork by a great composer like Stravinsky and revisiting it by setting the notes anew. It wasn’t just the grade school students who were educated during this process!
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.4.1, a maintenance release to the substantial 2018.4 release from earlier this month. A few bugs hitched their way along for the ride on that release, and those have now been fixed in the latest update.
The GVIDO music reader aims to change the way music is read by merging the old with the new. It’s a dual-display hinged device that can show two facing pages with a large display size for each screen, using e-ink technology. Our hands-on review explores whether the product is ready for the consumer market.
It’s hard to believe, but today marks one year of this blog as Scoring Notes. Last year, after more than eight years known as Sibelius Blog, we completely redesigned and renamed this blog to reflect how it naturally evolved into a site that features articles about a variety of products and perspectives about our field. Happy birthday to us!
MuseScore has released the 2.2.1 update to its desktop notation software, introducing a new default soundfont and other playback improvements, a handful of other new features, and hundreds of bug fixes and user interface enhancements. This is the first release of MuseScore since the company was acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.4, a broad release with many new features and some longstanding requests addressed. Areas of improvement include multi-edits for text, a new note spacing rule affecting multiple voices and other cases, deleting and adding bars at the beginning of the score, smarter ties, and many more other enhancements. Avid also announced a new naming strategy where the pro-level version is now called “Sibelius Ultimate”.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, we learn the dos and donts of one- and two-bar repeats, numbering repeated bars, and how to lay out the music correctly so that the intent is clearly conveyed.