What are the best practices when preparing a score with the expectation that it will be read from a screen, not paper? This is an excellent question — one whose answer today may likely change in the coming years.
How often do you export PDFs from Sibelius? More often than you access the fretboard? Yet the fretboard has a default shortcut, and Export PDF doesn’t. Let’s fix that.
Sibelius 2020.9 is available with enhancements to the Focus on Staves feature, enabling new layout and formatting workflows for scores and parts. There are other improvements to MIDI and MusicXML importing, ManuScript, and accessibility.
Beginning in the 3.5 update, Dorico officially added support for note input using pitch-before-duration, fulfilling a request of many users coming from other notation software accustomed to this entry method.
Samara Ginsberg’s multi-part cello arrangements of TV and movie themes have created a sensation on social media. We learn more about Samara’s approach to arranging, using music notation software, and her experience playing from charts of all kinds.
A plug-in creates tuplets in Sibelius that appear to cross barlines. You can specify a tuplet starting position, a tuplet ratio and size, and some other tuplet properties, such as a tuplet bracket and number that will span the entire tuplet.
A recent release of Zoom brings high fidelity audio to the popular videoconferencing platform. The new mode improves audio quality in ways that make the platform work much better for musicians by disabling Zoom’s aggressive dynamic compression.