Major updates to the Pori and Norfolk fonts for Sibelius are here. The full Pori suite — the Sibelius-compatible derivative of Steinberg’s Petaluma handwritten font — is now available. There are more angled slash chord symbol fonts for Pori and Norfolk, and lots of other goodies, too.
The Chord Symbols As Polychords plug-in for Sibelius takes pairs of selected chord symbols and creates polychords, which are two full chords stacked on top of each other, represented by a horizontal line between the two chords.
At NYC Music Services, we’ve released seven new free chord symbol fonts for Sibelius. Four of the fonts are part of the Norfolk family. The other three fonts are the inaugural members of a new font family called Pori. Pori is a derivative of Petaluma, the handwritten font that first appeared in Dorico 2.0. One of the Pori fonts is something very special.
MakeMusic has released version 26 of Finale, bringing a number of improvements: new articulation options, better templates and libraries, Mac performance enhancements, and several other items and bug fixes.
MuseScore has released the 2.2.1 update to its desktop notation software, introducing a new default soundfont and other playback improvements, a handful of other new features, and hundreds of bug fixes and user interface enhancements. This is the first release of MuseScore since the company was acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, learn how to left-align chord symbols in all three major commercial music notation software programs, in order to avoid confusion on the stand.
Dorico 1.1.10 is the first update since Dorico 1.1 introduced chord symbols, pedal lines, and repeat endings. The update introduces improvements in all of those areas and more, along with other fixes.
Sibelius center-aligns chord symbols by default. If you prefer that they be left-aligned instead, you’ll need to change a few settings. Here’s how to do it.
Despite its modest version number, Dorico 1.1 qualifies as a major release, and we cover it accordingly. Read our comprehensive review of the new major features, such as chord symbols, piano pedaling, linked dynamics, repeat endings, note spacing, filters, and much more.
Watch a thorough tour of the new features in the forthcoming Dorico 1.1 update in action, including chord symbols, piano pedaling, repeat endings, filters, grouped dynamics, and much more.