Sibelius user Tobias Escher got in touch to tell me that he is running a workshop on Sibelius 6 at the Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium in Mainz, Germany on Saturday 29 January from 4pm. It’s free to attend, and Tobias plans to cover topics from an introduction to Sibelius to more advanced use of the software.
I plan to give a short overview of the history of Sibelius, then introduce the product with a quick, five minute demo. I’ll explain the differences between Sibelius 6 and Sibelius 6 First, and touch on Auralia and Musition as well as PhotoScore and AudioScore. Because there are tons of people there who either won’t know Sibelius at all or are using a very old version, I want to demonstrate some key features in greater detail, including Magnetic Layout, Ideas and Versions along with Comments. Then I would like to show a few practical examples, for example how to notate a piece for piano, an excerpt from a small orchestral score, and briefly touch on stuff like chord symbol input, instrument changes. I also plan to answers some questions that users have already asked me in advance, and if time permits I will also answer any questions from people in attendance.