Articulations in Sibelius are toggles — like on/off switches on a lighting panel. Once you know that, you can add and remove them more easily than you may have thought.
When you work with music notation software, sometimes the greatest challenge is knowing what a task is actually called and where to find it. We uncover those hidden and not-so-hidden treasures.
Even if you’ve discovered the setting in Sibelius to display numbers on every bar in the parts, you’re left with positioning options ranging from bad to mediocre. Let’s fix this, once and for all.
A little planning ahead can speed up your music preparation workflow without compromising on quality. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your next project more organized, for the benefit of copyist and client alike.
The essential elements of score preparation make a difference in the perception of your music, how it gets rehearsed and, ultimately, performed. Music notation software can help — but you need to know what to look for. (Originally released: May 30, 2020)
If you have trouble keeping up with all of your computer operating software updates, new hardware, and naming conventions, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we can help.
In Sibelius, when working in a file with a score and parts, you can unintentionally break the link between the wildcards used for title and composer text. It can cause a whale of a problem, but fortunately there’s a way to escape.
Whether it’s a squiggly line, a complex curve, or something that totally defies description, sometimes your music requires notation that’s more creative the ordinary music symbols we’re accustomed to seeing.
A handy Sibelius plug-in, Replace Line Style, is the easiest way to quickly change the style of a line — such as replacing dashed crescendo hairpins with solid ones.
To celebrate Halloween, we’re looking at scary things we see in the music notation software and score preparation process, and see if we can sweeten the experience with some tricks and treats.