The point of point sizes

If you use music notation software — or any software where you need to edit text — you will very quickly encounter the concept of point size. But have you ever stopped to consider what point size actually means?

Lyrics and vocal music, part 2

Knowing the various rules and conventions that govern the setting of lyrics in vocal music is good, but if you use music notation software, there’s more to learn. In this second of a two-part episode, we discuss how to apply those principles in Finale, Dorico, and Sibelius.