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.
Reliably flip beamed groups and force stem direction in Sibelius
The impressive plug-in Flip Selected Notes makes it easy to flip or force the stem direction of notes and beamed groups in Sibelius.
Feathered beams that look and play back correctly in Sibelius
A step-by-step tutorial on how to create feathered beams in Sibelius — first by spacing the notes evenly, and then by spacing them according to their speed, making for more realistic playback and display.
Sibelius plug-in: Float Rests
Automatically move all the rests contained within a beam group so that the beam is positioned normally, by using this Sibelius plug-in.
Beam over rests with more control by using the keypad
This blog post is written by Alexander Plötz, a music engraver, editor, proof reader and more based in Dresden, Germany. Read on to learn more about using Sibelius’s third keypad layout to exert fine control over beams that continue over rests. This tutorial originated from a discussion over at the Sibelius help forum on how […]