Dorico 5.1.20 includes more options for hairpin placement, better spacing, and workflow enhancements, among other improvements. In addition, more than 30 bugs have been fixed since the 5.1.10 release.
Unperformed music, whether notated or existing only in the composer’s imagination, is just an idea. That’s why Aaron Copland wanted his music to be heard. This is how today’s generation of music editors keep true to that guiding principle.
Letterform Archive is hosting an online, free lecture titled “Music Engraving in the Digital Age” with Muse Group’s Simon Smith, exploring some of the history of music notation and engraving, the current state of play as well as the challenges facing the developers of notation software.
At the 2024 NAMM Show, Muse Group’s Jack Sutton discusses their inaugural presence at NAMM as the parent company of Hal Leonard. We learn about the company’s plans to expand offerings in licensing and publishing, as well as new MuseScore features.
MuseScore 4.2 sports many new guitar notation and playback features like bends and alternate string tunings, and a new sample library. Improvements in score/part synchronization, harp pedal diagrams, arpeggios, ties, Braille, MusicXML import, sharing, and more round out this update.
The scope and scale of the improvements in the Dorico 5.1 update runs the gamut, with substantial new features in notation, engraving, productivity, organization, and playback, including the new Iconica Sketch library.
Finale version 27.4 provides official support macOS Sonoma, adds some small but helpful improvements, and fixes some longtime bugs, such as the “true black” printing issue.
The Lelandia music fonts for Sibelius have been updated. This is a minor update, with a few fixes for clefs and dynamic text.
Darcy James Argue shares 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.
Finale’s possibilities are truly astronomical, and its settings can seem like a black hole. Jason Loffredo boldly navigates the Finale frontier of space — music space, that is — with a down-to-Earth explanation of its constellation of features to help you reach for the stars.