Composer Jessie Montgomery interweaves classical music with vernacular songs, improvisation, and language, presenting exciting challenges for a music copyist or engraver. Here are some of those challenges and how the results were achieved.
The impressive plug-in Flip Selected Notes makes it easy to flip or force the stem direction of notes and beamed groups in Sibelius.
“Divisions of a beat are beamed together in all meters, in order to simplify reading beats,” says Elaine Gould. Here’s how to change the default beam grouping in Sibelius so that it matches your musical intentions.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, we learn the basics of well-prepared lead sheets, scores, and parts from a jazz/big band perspective — so that you can communicate musical intent in the most clear, familiar, and unambiguous manner.
Neil Radisch collects tips from across many aspects of Sibelius into a tutorial on creating aleatoric music notation. Some are less commonly used Sibelius features, while others are hacks to stretch Sibelius beyond its originally intended use. You’ll want to bookmark this post and keep it handy!
Make quick work of unbeaming lyrics, slurring melismas, and swapping verses with these three time-saving plug-ins.
Automatically move all the rests contained within a beam group so that the beam is positioned normally, by using this Sibelius plug-in.
Continuing a series of posts looking at lyrics in Sibelius, today I’m going to talk about a couple of plug-ins that can help you achieve a traditional appearance for the lyrics in your scores. Beaming In vocal music published until the middle of the last century, it was customary for beams to be broken for […]