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.
If you’re still using Sibelius 6, 7, or 7.5, or an expired license for Sibelius Ultimate, and need to get current without moving to a subscription, the best option to update your perpetual license is through a reseller.
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.
Before accepting her special Tony award in 1976, Mathilde Pincus said, “People think of us as music copyists, but we’re much more than that, and we’re trying to change our image.” She succeeded.
The release of the iPad Pro 2018 edition presents some truly astonishing hardware that has the potential to replace a lot of what composers, performers, educators, and librarians are doing with notated music. Just don’t throw out your laptops yet.
Today MuseScore announced the release of MuseScore 2.3, featuring the brand new MuseScore Extension facility to allow additional packages of features to be easily delivered and installed without the need to update the program. These extensions can include new instruments and sounds as well as new palettes and other enhancements. In conjunction with MuseScore 2.3, MuseScore is releasing the first such extension, MuseScore Drumline.
The RSS feed serving Sibelius plug-in updates has been broken since early last week, leading all users of Sibelius 7 and higher to see an empty screen where a big list of plug-ins should be. Does it spell trouble for the next generation of services like Cloud Sharing?
I often receive inquiries wondering if 9” x 12” paper was acceptable for orchestral use, or if 10” x 13” is necessary. Here are my thoughts based on experience preparing music for hundreds of orchestral projects.
On a deadline and a tight budget, the notesetter pleads for mercy and longs for the ideal.
Ever since Sibelius 4 introduced Dynamic Parts feature in 2005, and Finale 2007 followed in due course with Linked Parts a year later, I’ve hardly ever needed to extract parts from a Finale or Sibelius file — and you shouldn’t have to, either.