Finale users know that Jari Williamsson’s plug-ins are practically essential for working efficiently in Finale. JW Fit Music is another valuable tool that will make page layout easier and quicker, automating several steps to get good results.
Sibelius has built-in tools for marking up your score, which can actually be quite useful in professional situations. In this post we’ll explore Sibelius’s commenting feature, how to use it, and how to make the most of it through plug-ins.
It’s common to have a conductor’s score with winds and brass on shared staves, and individual parts for players. Although Dorico does not yet offer an automatic solution to creating both, it is relatively easy to achieve satisfactory results using its powerful layout features.
At NYC Music Services we’ve released a brand new tool for Sibelius users to dramatically speed up their work. It’s called Notation Express and it’s a fully customized profile for the Elgato Stream Deck console that makes powerful Sibelius features easy and fun to use.
Jeremy Levy first fell in love with Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” as a high school student; now he’s premiering and recording his arrangements of the work for jazz band. Learn about his process and pick up some Finale tips along the way from this top orchestrator and arranger.
Finale comes with eighteen standard default clefs. If you need something beyond the standard assortment, you can modify any of these clefs or replace them entirely with another symbol.