It’s hard to believe, but today marks one year of this blog as Scoring Notes. On April 17, 2017, after more than eight years known as Sibelius Blog, we completely redesigned and renamed this blog to reflect how it naturally evolved into a site that features articles about a variety of products and perspectives about our field since I started running it in 2012. Happy birthday to us!
It truly takes a community, though, to keep this blog afloat, and that begins with you, the reader. Thank you so much for visiting, reading, commenting, and sharing our content. If you’d like to support our efforts, the best thing you can do is to continue to read our content and share it on social media. Subscribe to the blog via e-mail, and follow Scoring Notes on Facebook and Twitter if you aren’t doing so already.
The field has certainly broadened since the blog’s early days, but desktop notation software is still at the core of our coverage. We’re the only publication to have covered every single Dorico update since the software was first released, and we’ve done the same with every Sibelius update since version 8, Finale update since version 25, and MuseScore since version 2.
Last year I promised more posts from our guest contributors, and I’m proud to have fulfilled the promise beyond expectation, with amazing posts from leaders in the field of music notation software and related technology. Alexander Plötz‘s Dorico reviews are second-to-none, while Florian Kretlow and Claude Lapalme have shared their valuable Dorico tips. Bob Zawalich keeps Sibelius users humming along with valuable plug-in updates. David MacDonald brings his perspective as an educator and iPad maven, Marc Sabatella keeps us updated on MuseScore, and we’ve had valuable contributions from experts such as Jeremy Borum, Jeremy Levy, Cory Davis, and Jon Burr. Thanks to Justin Tokke we’ve presented transcripts of his interview with Behind Bars author Elaine Gould, and we’ve launched DJA’s Notes, a new series about music prep by Darcy James Argue.
As if that wasn’t enough, we hope you enjoyed our on-site coverage and videos from industry conferences NAMM 2018 and MOLA 2018, where we spoke one-on-one with the people most responsible for creating and developing the products we use every day.
Add to that our regular stream of tips, tutorials, news and interviews, and it’s been quite a year. Thanks for joining us along the way! And much appreciation to the team at Kingston Creative for making Scoring Notes a reality online.
In true NYC Music Services fashion, we celebrated the Scoring Notes birthday not with cake, but with installing a new printer to keep up with all of the music printing projects that come our way. Fewer calories, I guess…? But a lot more toner.
Whether you just want to send us a birthday wish or give your suggestions for future content, it’s all welcome in the comments below. Thanks for reading!