Smart Shapes in Finale are lines, trills, slurs, octave lines, hairpins, pedal lines and other objects that “smartly” adjust their positioning based on the layout the score and the items to which they are attached.
It’s time for Scoring Notes Snacks, where we take music notation software topics and make them into bite-size portions. This one is about dynamic text in Sibelius. Learn how to quickly enter and modify dynamics with common shortcuts.
Dorico 3.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces condensing changes, lines, bracketed noteheads, a new dynamics lane for playback, local chord symbols, Hi-DPI support on Windows, user-defined chord shapes, and loads more.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3 with a first for any music notation program: automatic condensing of individual players into a full score layout. Guitar notation, harp pedaling, harmonics, grouped playing techniques, and comments are just a few of the dozens of new features and improvements in this major paid upgrade.
Quickly apply a sudden dynamic change such as “ff sub.” in Sibelius, Dorico, and Finale — and do it correctly.