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.
You might know Bob Zawalich’s work from using any of his hundreds of Sibelius plug-ins, or from his Scoring Notes blog posts, or even from hearing about him on this podcast. But do you know the man behind the code?
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever read Elaine Gould’s Behind Bars and wished that you could ask her anything about music notation? You may have that chance at the ASMAC music preparation webinar on March 17, 2021.
If you’ve ever needed to open a music notation file in a different program, you’ve relied on MusicXML to do it. Michael Good invented this now-ubiquitous established format two decades ago, and we find out how it happened.
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.
Millions of people sing from church hymnals each week — and that means they’re reading music notation. Dan Kreider is an expert in achieving harmony by marrying sacred music with sublime technology.