Dorico’s various dialog boxes, known as editors, allow users to easily customize areas of notation for specific types of scores. We explore the notation of a Handel secular cantata and an “ars subtilior” virelai. In both instances, Dorico is up to the task.
StaffPad has been updated, adding several modest features along with bug fixes. The update, officially v. 184.108.40.206, adds support for cautionary accidentals, more printing options and a bar number staff, and hints at things coming later.
Following up on our last post about getting a studio look to your bar numbers in Sibelius, we’ll now show you how to achieve it in Finale by placing them on their own separate one-line staff.
Placing bar numbers on every bar of your score can save precious rehearsal time. Learn how to get a studio look to your bar numbers in Sibelius by placing them on their own separate one-line staff.
The third Dorico update, version 1.0.30, is available, with some new features particularly in the areas of rests, barlines, bar numbers, tremolo and grace note playback, as well as other areas of the program. In addition, dozens of bugs and other performance issues have been addressed.
A new plug-in automates the tedious process of creating special barlines and manually adding in fake “barlines” in certain instances where you don’t want the barline to appear to be joined between staves.
Finale 25.2 is the second maintenance update to Finale. It adds two long-requested options: instruments that transpose at the octave can retain their transposition in concert pitch scores, and a ruler to display bar numbers.
Instrument families are typically grouped by joining barlines across staves. Here’s how to customize these groups and restore missing barlines in Sibelius.
You may know that the tilde can be used to hide staff or system text in Sibelius, but here’s a clever way of using it to hide bar numbers for only a partial region of a score.
When you add a bar at the start of a score, there are a number of things to be aware of. For example, if you want to create a pick-up (upbeat or anacrusis) bar at the start of the score, you may end up with an extra time signature at the start of the old […]