MuseScore 3.3 is now available. Redesigned palettes, accessibility enhancements, a new Roman numeral font, and updates to the plug-in framework are among the improvements in this update to the free, open-source music notation software.
The Create Trailing Pseudo-Grace Notes plug-in for Sibelius automates a detailed method for creating grace notes at the end of a bar using tuplets, as a workaround for Sibelius’s limitations in that area.
A tempo map is a MIDI track containing tempo information in beats per minute. Finale generates a tempo map when it parses a track, but its tempo handling won’t behave as you might expect if you’ve worked in a DAW or other notation software. Here are some common problems and solutions.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, we learn the basics of well-prepared lead sheets, scores, and parts from a jazz/big band perspective — so that you can communicate musical intent in the most clear, familiar, and unambiguous manner.
It is not unusual to encounter grace notes at the end of a bar — that is, before the barline. Entering this variety of grace note in Sibelius is a chore, but there is an approach which involves using tuplets to achieve good results.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3.0.10 with nearly 100 bug fixes and support for macOS 10.15 Catalina. In addition, a free 30-day trial of Dorico 3 is now available.
The downloadable Sibelius plug-in Fill With Tied Notes fills the bars between the first selected note or chord in a staff and either a second selected note, or the end of the selection, with tied copies of the first selected note, using the pitches, voice, and notehead styles of the first notes.
Notation Express for Dorico 3 supports comments, harp pedaling, the Edit Lyrics window, increase/decrease dynamics, extend to note and selection, harmonics, and condensing (some features are XL only).