There’s a fundamental task that is essential to using music notation software: getting the notes into the program in the first place! Even if you think you’ve mastered this basic element of working in your favorite program, you may very well discover new and better ways to fill your page with music.
Finale’s Tuplet tool is just the starting point of this helpful series of videos that deals with everything to do with tuplets. From default and custom positioning and nested tuplets, to custom font and placement styles, we show you how to “tupletify” your music in Finale.
When preparing music, you always make sure what goes on the page is pitch-perfect. How about what goes on the bill? An encore presentation of one of our most popular episodes, with an update.
If you’re an engraving stickler, the default appearance of octave lines in Sibelius will leave you feeling frustrated for several reasons. Here’s how to improve how they look and “go with Gould”.
The concept of music notation software is easy to understand, but the details of how to use the programs can be a more difficult matter. We share some key philosophies so that you can be more confident when you create music in the software.
It’s summertime! Time to get outdoors, hit the beach, relax, and … go to school! At Notation Central, there are video tutorials, templates, and ebooks in the Sibelius Summer School Sale going on through June 30, 2021.
Jason Loffredo returns to Scoring Notes to do the “SMuFL shuffle” and tells us how to do the dance with Finale v27, step-by-step.
A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
Jason Wick, MakeMusic’s senior manager for Finale, discusses the product’s development and the new features that are in version 27 of the software.
MusGlyphs has been updated to version 2.1 with the introduction of MusGlyphs Text, a version that allows the user to type ordinary text and musical symbols without needing to switch between two different fonts. Other updates include enclosures, more time signatures and clefs, straight flags, and more.