Using an iPad as a score reader in performance is great, but its backlight looks weird from the audience. Fortunately, there are tools and settings on your iPad that can help, in apps like forScore and Newzik.
You can do just about anything with time signatures in Finale, if you know how to tame the beast. In this video tutorial series, start with the basics and then learn about composite, alternating and independent time signatures, how to make them film score “oversize” style, pickup measures, and more.
Have you listened to some contemporary music with irrational time signatures and now want to make use of split tuplets, like 2/3 of a triplet? Today we’re going to look at creating these in Sibelius and Dorico.
In lots of ways, the data you create in forScore after importing scores is more valuable than the scores themselves. So when you upgrade to a new iPad, you’ll want to take every piece of your forScore library with you. It’s not hard to do.
Sibelius’s Commands feature extends the program’s capabilities in many ways. If you’re willing to dig in a little more, there are some tools available for you to extend it even further by building powerful automations directly within Sibelius.
To make a SMuFL-compliant font for use in applications like Dorico, you might think you can just put the symbols in the right places, and the font makes itself. It turns out there’s a lot more to it than that — but it can be done.
Learn the key to key signatures in Finale — actually, several of them. Start with the basics and document options, then move on to keyless signatures, independent and mid-measure key signatures, and programming metatools for speed and power.
Learn how to use Finale’s Clef Tool and harness all of its power, including mid-measure clef changes, positioning, spacing, customizable clefs, and more.
The Score Manager is command central for your Finale document. Get to know every control on the dashboard, from file info to managing and changing instruments, setting transpositions, setting sound libraries, tablature, and more.
Composer and educator David MacDonald describes in detail how he teaches composition using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and a suite of apps, and why he can’t imaging returning to the dead-tree way of doing things.