Parenthesize notes in Sibelius

When the need arises to parenthesize notes, you might resort to methods such as manually placing text or symbols. What you may not know is that placing notes in parentheses in Sibelius is much easier than that (and downright fun, too).

Update to angled slash chord fonts for Sibelius: new baseline, Scandinavian support, more

The Norfolk and Pori angled slash chord (ASC) fonts for Sibelius have been updated so that they are as easy as possible to use while adding even more features for power users. The baseline of the ASC fonts will better align with non-slashed chords, Scandinavian and Nashville Number System support is also added, and there are a number of other new features for chords in legacy mode.

View 2-page spreads in notation software and PDFs

Essential to any good printed part layout is the page turn. The easiest way to check for good page turns on-screen is to view the music as a two-page spread. We’ll quickly run through how to view music this way in all the major desktop music notation applications as well as in Adobe Acrobat and Mac Preview.

Finale version 26.1 released

MakeMusic has released Finale version 26.1, the first significant update since Finale v26 was released in October 2018. Articulations get further attention in 26.1, and there are also a few new MusicXML features.