Composer and educator David MacDonald describes in detail how he teaches composition using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and a suite of apps, and why he can’t imaging returning to the dead-tree way of doing things.
Noteflight, education, innovation, and inspiration
Noteflight, the web-based music notation software that allows musicians to create, share, teach, sell, and purchase music, continues to innovate with updates and new product offerings, so that professionals and educators can take their inspirations and collaborate, no matter the circumstances.
MOLA 2018: Newzik entices orchestras with collaboration, annotation, organization
At the 2018 MOLA conference, I spoke with Aurélia Azoulay, Newzik’s head of marketing and international development and Netta Shahar, their orchestra specialist, to talk about how the app has progressed based on their real-world experience, including collaborations such as those with the l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie.
Using Newzik and MusicXML
The sheet music reader Newzik has an ever-growing list of annotative features designed to make the app more useful in real-world use. Recently I asked Newzik’s product manager, Matan Daskal, about the opportunities, limitations, and the future of Newzik and MusicXML.
Sibelius 8.7 will feature online sharing of scores with Cloud Sharing service
Avid today announced Sibelius | Cloud Sharing as the primary new feature in Sibelius 8.7. Still in development, Sibelius 8.7 users will be able to publish Sibelius scores online in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.
Using the Compare feature in Sibelius
Sibelius has a useful feature that can compare two scores, or versions of the same score, and give you not only a detailed list of the differences but a visual representation of them as well.
Print and make PDFs using Sibelius’s view options
Sibelius gives you the ability to highlight passages of your music, make comments, and, in Sibelius 8, draw freehand annotations. But what if you want to share those markings with non-Sibelius users? Here’s how.