In this video tutorial, David MacDonald demonstrates his current workflow for creating graphic elements using the basic drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator and placing them in his scores in Sibelius.
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.
Numbers with Rings is a sophisticated font that can bring the beauty of many enclosure styles to your scores. Learn how to use it by setting up your document to work with it.
Intelligent figured bass is one of the new features in Dorico 3.5, and that’s no empty boast. Dorico’s insistence on understanding the meaning of music symbols provides some very powerful capabilities. Let’s dive right in with a real-world task: adding figures to a Bach chorale.
A series of notation conventions has been established over the years to identify editorial content. For the creators of critical editions, we take a comprehensive look at Dorico’s formidable set of tools for making editorial marks.
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.
The first in our series exploring the major new features in Dorico 3, condensing is the process of combining the parts of multiple players on a single staff. This is a crucial step in the preparation of usable conductor’s scores because it helps save precious vertical space and improve legibility.
The Edit Instrument Names plug-in for Sibelius can now handle various formatting conventions and apply preset formatting patterns to names, and you can multiselect instruments and apply formatting to all selected instruments at once.
Tone clusters are a shorthand notation for several adjacent notes played at once. In this comprehensive post, we’ll discuss many different ways to represent tone clusters in a notated score, and how to achieve those results in Sibelius.
Dorico’s various dialog boxes, known as editors, allow users to easily customize areas of notation for specific types of scores. We explore the notation of a Handel secular cantata and an “ars subtilior” virelai. In both instances, Dorico is up to the task.